Board of Occupational Therapy
All licenses expire on July 31st annually. This means you are required to renew your license every year. However, continuing education (CE) is now ONLY due in even years. Continuing education will be due this year 7/31/2020; however only those licensees selected for the audit will have to submit verification of attendance and complete CE Log sheets, with their renewal application and fees.
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 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 also 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.