Board of Occupational Therapy

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The Wyoming Board of Occupational Therapy is staffed through the Professional Licensing Boards Office, a division of A&I.

December 2019

I recently moved, should I notify the Board?

Keeping a current address with the Wyoming Board of OT helps to ensure that you receive licensure renewal information in a timely manner.

Just email your new address to amanda.best@wyo.gov, don't forget to include your name and your license number including OT or OTA.

November 2019

Does Wyoming occupational therapy practice allow the use of modalities?

The Board takes no position on the use of modalities and does not encourage or discourage their use. The Board’s code of ethics, however, does provide that licensees shall only provide services and use techniques for which they are qualified by education, training or experience.

October 2019

What is the difference between Contact Hours, AOTA CEUs & NBCOT PDUs?

A Contact Hour = one (1) hour or sixty minutes.

.1 AOTA CEUs = one (1) contact hour.

1 .25 NBCOT PDU = one (1) contact hour.

For college courses related to OT and completed after initial degree completion:

1 semester credit = equals fifteen (15) contact hours

1 quarter credit = ten (10) contact hours.

The Wyoming Board of OT requires 32 contact hours every even year for licensure renewal. All hours must have been obtained during the three years immediately preceding the annual license renewal.

September 2019

Am I able to attend the Board of OT Meetings?

Yes, all Board of OT meetings are open to the public. Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of October 2019, January 2020, and April 2020, these will be held via Google Hangouts. Agendas will be posted on the website at least one (1) week prior to the meeting date. If you would like to speak at the meeting please complete the Agenda Request form 2 weeks prior to the meeting.

The board shall consist of five (5) members appointed by the governor, who are residents of Wyoming. Three (3) board members shall be occupational therapists who have been engaged in providing occupational therapy services to the public, teaching or research in occupational therapy for at least five (5) years immediately preceding their appointments. One (1) board member shall be an occupational therapy assistant who shall have been engaged in providing occupational therapy services to the public, teaching or research in occupational therapy for at least five (5) years immediately preceding his appointment. An occupational therapist may be appointed to this position if no occupational therapy assistant is available and willing to serve. These four (4) members shall at all times be holders of valid licenses under this act. The remaining member shall be a member of the public with an interest in the rights of the consumers of health services.

For more information on Board Member positions, please visit the Governor's website.