Licensed New Mexico occupational therapists have a September 30th license renewal deadline every year. In order to renew a license, twenty (20) board-approved continuing education hours is required. All 20 hours of continuing education is allowed for home study if AOTA approved. The board recognizes The American Occupational Therapy Association as a provider of New Mexico occupational therapists continuing education.
As a license renewal requirement, licensees will need to submit their certificate and a brief statement indicating the relationship between the course and the occupational therapy practice.
The primary goal of continuing education is to assure the highest standards for the occupational therapist profession. All licensees are required to participate in continuing education activities that will increase competence and knowledge achieved through previous educational experiences.
Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association to sponsor continuing education for occupational therapists. Professional Development Resources maintains all responsibility for content and programs. New Mexico occupational therapists can earn all 20 hours of continuing education hours through online course work at http://www.pdresources.org.
Continuing Education Requirements
New Mexico occupational therapist licensees are required as a condition of renewal to complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing educational activities per licensing period, every year.
The Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy: http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Occupational_Therapy.aspx