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Scam Alert

The Oregon Board of Physical Therapy has been notified of a scam targeting our licensees. The scam has also been reported by licensees of other State Physical Therapy Boards, including California.

Licensees have reported receiving phone calls "spoofing" the OBPT phone number, which makes calls appear as though they are coming from us.

The licensee is threatened with an investigation by the Board and/or the FBI, and the scammer demands personal information or money to resolve it. 

The Oregon Board of Physical Therapy will not contact you to demand money or personalized information. The Board DOES NOT accept payments over the phone. If you believe that you may owe a balance to the Board, you can check your online account through the Licensee Portal for the most up-to-date information. 

If you do receive a call of this nature, hang up and contact the Oregon Board of Physical Therapy directly at (971)673-0201 to inquire if there’s a valid, official reason for the call.

Continuing Compentency 

In light of the current pandemic and the impact on many face-to-face continuing competence opportunities, the Board wants to highlight that there is no limit to the number of online classes that can count towards licensure renewal requirements.   Any PT related course listed as approved by another state PT Board, or another health related Board in Oregon, will count for CC credit provided there is an associated exam and you are issued a certificate of completion.

Remember that any qualifying coursework between 4/1/2018 and 3/31/2020 counts for the current certification period.  With the extension of the renewal period, licensees may also count coursework taken between 4/1/2020 and 5/31/2020 towards the certifying period, however, please note that any courses taken during this extension period for the purpose of satisfying the 2018-2020 requirements cannot be used toward the next certifying period in 2020-2022 as well.
 
In addition, here are a few reminders of courses that you may have already taken that would count toward your CC that you can receive credit for are: 
  • CPR is worth one credit every two years. 
  • The Oregon Pain Management Module is worth one hour of credit and it’s free.  New licensed PT’s (after 4/1/18) take it upon initial licensure and can count that hour towards their requirement. Other licensees can take this course as well. 
  • The Oregon online Jurisprudence Exam (ORJAM) is $48 and worth three credits.  New licensees (after 4/1/18) take it upon initial licensure and can count the three hours toward their requirement.  Other licensees can take this course as well. 

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