Board of Occupational Therapy
2021 Renewal forms have been mailed to your preferred address on file with the Board Office. If you didn't receive the form, use the link below to download or print and complete the form.
All licenses expire on July 31st annually. In order to continue clinical practice, you are required to renew your license every year.
Continuing education (CE) must be verified in even years. Only those selected for random audit will be required to submit submit proof of attendance and complete CE Log sheets along with their renewal application and fees. Your renewal form will indicate if you need to provide the documentation.
Renewal Application - No CE due in 2021
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GUIDANCE REGARDING CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
FOR RECENT LICENSEES
The Board has received several queries about the requirement for licensees to complete 32 hours of continuing education every two years as required in Chapter 2, Section 2(a) of its rules. Specifically, several licensees who have only been licensed in any jurisdiction for less than two years have inquired as to whether they must complete 32 hours of continuing education every two years. By this guidance, the Board intends to clarify that recent licensees—those who have been licensed in any jurisdiction for less than two years—need not complete 32 hours of continuing education.
Chapter 2, Section 2(a) provides that each licensee “must complete thirty-two (32) hours of continuing education every two years.” However, if a licensee has not been licensed for two years, they will not have the full opportunity to seek and complete those hours. Many of those recent licensees will not have the full opportunity to complete continuing education hours because they are still receiving an education. Further, as a policy matter, the goal of requiring continuing education is to ensure that licensees remain current with trends and best practices in the profession. This goal applies with far less force to those who have recently graduated. For these reasons, the Board interprets Chapter 2, Section 2(a) of its rules only to apply to those licensees who have been licensed in any jurisdiction for two years.
For further questions, please contact the Board’s office. at email@example.com, or (307)777-7764.
On behalf of the Board,
Continuing Education Conversions
1 Contact Hour = one (1) hour or sixty minutes.
.1 AOTA CEUs = one (1) contact hour.
1.25 NBCOT Unit = one (1) contact hour
For academic courses,
1 semester credit = equals fifteen (15) contact hours
1 quarter credit = ten (10) contact hours.