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Renewal Information for DC Occupational Therapists

DC-licensed Occupational Therapist License Renewal Deadline & CE Requirements

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The Board of Occupational Therapy regulates occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants in DC. Licenses expire on September 30th of odd years.

Occupational therapists shall complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) contact hours and occupational therapy assistants shall complete a minimum of twelve (12) contact hours of continuing education (CE) during each license renewal cycle.

The Board shall approve continuing competence programs and activities that are relevant to the practice or education of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants that document the following:

  • Current subject matter with course description
  • Content focus
  • Learning outcomes
  • Target audience
  • Satisfactory completion of the course by the course participant

The Board shall approve the following types of activities provided that they are consistent with provisions of the regulations:

  • Activities sponsored by the state or local occupational therapy organizations
  • Activities sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Activities sponsored by AOTA approved providers
  • Activities sponsored by an accredited healthcare facility
  • Activities sponsored by an accredited college or university

Professional Development Resources is an AOTA approved provider of continuing education (#3159). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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Posted by on August 26, 2011 in General


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Renewal Information for North Carolina OTs

Renewal Information for North Carolina OTs

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North Carolina-licensed Occupational Therapists (OTs), are required to earn 15 points (hours) of continuing education each year for license renewal on June 30th. 1 hour on OT Ethics is required every other year (due odd years). All 15 hours are allowed from online/home study courses that are offered by an AOTA-approved provider and require a posttest.

Continuing competence activities must be complete by May 31 of the renewal year. Continuing competence activities must be related to roles and responsibilities in occupational therapy and must serve to protect the public by enhancing the licensee’s continuing competence.

Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants applying for license renewal shall document having earned a minimum of 15 points for approved continuing competence activities.

For more information, please see Section .0800 of the Rules of the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy. Information on Continuing Competence is also contained in the PowerPoint Presentation, presented at the 2010 North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association‘s Fall Conference.

Click here to download the activity record card from the NC Board of OT website.

Professional Development Resources is an AOTA-Approved Provider (#3159) of continuing education for OTs. Over 100 course topics are available, including Ethics for Occupational Therapists. Successful completion of a posttest is required to earn a certificate of completion.

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Posted by on May 4, 2011 in General


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