NC PT licensees may earn points toward continuing competence activities for license renewal by completion of a Self-Assessment/ Reflective Practice Exercise. There are two options:
You may submit a self-assessment or reflective practice exercise for approval prior to completing it or use the exercise NCBPTE has designed.
NCBPTE Self-Assessment/Reflective Practice Exercise
To earn 5 points toward the Self-Assessment Continuing Competence Category, all 5 parts must be completed in their entirety.
The purpose of the exercise is to help clinicians assess their level of competence and to develop goals and a plan of action for improvement. It is not a one-time exercise, but is designed to help licensees develop a professional roadmap. Therefore, it should be maintained and updated on a regular basis during the reporting period. A copy of all materials should be kept as documentation of the continuing competence activity.
NOTE: APTA materials are copyrighted and are being used with the express permission of APTA. Any use or reproduction of APTA materials for other than for the completion of a personal self-assessment to meet the North Carolina continuing competence requirement is prohibited unless specific permission is obtained from APTA.
Provide a current resume / curriculum vitae in standard professional format
Complete the following Self-Assessment (for either PT or PTA), keep a copy for your records.
PT: Professionalism Core Values:
PTA: Values-based Behaviors for the PTA
Choose one of the following options and complete the Self-Assessment. Keep a copy for your records:
- Members of the APTA can access specialty self assessments in the following areas: 1. Cardiovascular & Pulmonary, 2. Clinical Electrophysiologic, 3. Geriatric, 4. Neurologic, 5. Orthopaedic, 6. Pediatric , 7. Sports, and 8. Women's Health. Choose the appropriate specialty link. https://www.apta.org/your-practice/ethics-and-professionalism/professionalism-in-physical-therapy-core-values-self-assessment
- Licensees may complete the NCBPTE clinical self assessment developed using the APTA Minimum Required Skills of Physical Therapist Assistant or Physical Therapist Graduates at Entry Level OR another NCBPTE approved self-assessment tool.
Establishment of goals, development of a plan of action to meet those goals, documentation of accomplishment of the goals: Complete 4 and 5.