Florida: Human Trafficking for PTs and PTAsPage 2 of 10


For PT and PTA healthcare professionals in Florida, fulfills the 2-unit requirement for training in human trafficking in Florida.

Approved by the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice. FPTA Approval #CE24-853803. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

For healthcare professionals other than PTs and PTAs, please go to Florida: Human Trafficking.

If you are unsure, please call us or check with your board before taking this course.

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     Tifanie Sbriscia, BS, RN, CWOCN
     Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Contact hours: 2
Expiration date: December 31, 2024
Course price: $19
Target Audience: FL PT or PTA Professionals
Education Level: Introductory

Course Summary

Human trafficking (human slavery) is seen across the world including in Florida. Healthcare professionals may be the only people victims have access to who can help them escape their captors and move from being a victim to being a survivor. This course helps meet the challenge that all health agencies have to train staff how to proceed when trafficking is suspected. It provides information about relevant Florida statutes, presents risk factors for becoming a victim, ways to identify victims and traffickers, and offers screening, assessment, and reporting information.

Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material. Achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.


To find specific accreditations or approvals, click here. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Describe the problem of human trafficking in Florida, the nation, and the world today.
  2. Distinguish between 2 sets of terms: human trafficking/human smuggling and sex trafficking/labor trafficking.
  3. State at least 3 factors that place a person at risk of becoming a victim of human trafficking.
  4. List 4 barriers to identifying victims along with ways to address them.
  5. Identify resources that may help victims of human trafficking.
  6. Outline legal and reporting requirements for healthcare professionals in Florida.