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Continuing Education and License Renewals for New Hampshire Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists licensed in New Hampshire have a license renewal every two years with a December 31st deadline, odd years.

Twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education are required in order to renew a license. There is no limit on distance learning, and fifty percent of hours must be clinical.

The goal of continuing education is to provide the best possible standards for the occupational therapy profession. All occupational therapists are required to earn continuing education credits as condition of licensure.

Professional Development Resources is an American Occupational Therapy Association (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.

Continuing Education Requirements

New Hampshire occupational therapists have a biennial license renewal with a deadline of December 31st, odd years. Twenty-four (24) continuing education hours are required for license renewal. There is no limit on distance learning, and fifty (50%) percent of hours must be clinical.

 

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Illinois Occupational Therapists Continuing Education and License Renewals

http://www.pdresources.org/blog_data/illinois-occupational-therapists-continuing-education-and-license-renewals/Occupational therapists licensed in the state of Illinois have a license renewal every two years with a deadline of December 31st, odd years.

Twenty-hour (24) hours of continuing education are required to renew a license, and there is no limit on home study if AOTA approved.

Continuing education ensures the highest possible standards for the occupational therapy profession. All licensed occupational therapists are required to participate in continuing education as a condition of licensing.

Professional Development Resources is an American Occupational Therapy Association (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.

Continuing Education Requirements

Occupational therapists licensed in the state of Illinois have a license renewal every two years with a deadline of December 31st, odd years.

Twenty-four (24) continuing education hours are required to renew a license. There is no home study limit if AOTA approved.

Information obtained from the Illinois DPR – Occupational Therapists on September 10, 2013.

 

 

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Maryland Occupational Therapists Continuing Education and License Renewals

http://www.pdresources.org/blog_data/maryland-occupational-therapists-continuing-education-and-license-renewals-2/Occupational therapists licensed in the state of Maryland have an annual license renewal with a June 30th deadline. Continuing education is due by December 31st.

Twelve (12) continuing education hours are required to renew a license, and there is no limit on home study if AOTA approved.

Eight (8) hours must relate to occupational therapy principles and procedures, and four (4) hours are allowed from occupational therapy role related activities.

Professional Development Resources is an American Occupational Therapy Association (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.

Requirements for Continuing Education

Occupational therapists licensed in the state of Maryland have an annual license renewal with a deadline of June 30th. Continuing education is due by December 31st.

Twelve (12) continuing education hours are required for license renewal, and there is no limit on home study if AOTA approved.

Eight (8) hours must relate to occupational therapy principles and procedures, and four (4) hours are allowed from occupational therapy role related activities.

 

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Celebrate Occupational Therapy Month with 25% off CEUs!

Each year in April, occupational therapists, assistants, and students host a month-long celebration showcasing the importance of Occupational Therapy.

Happy OT Month!Occupational Therapists are part of a vitally important profession that helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Your holistic and customized approach to evaluations, interventions, and outcomes help a child with disabilities participate in school and in social situations, assist a person recovering from injuries to regain skills, aid an older adult to stay as independent as possible, and offer the specialized support and services to people of all ages and in all circumstances that only occupational therapy can provide.

To show our support, we are offering a 25% discount on all of our AOTA CEU courses through April 30, 2012. Just use coupon code OTSROCK during checkout @ www.pdresources.org.

Thanks for all you do!

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.

Coupon valid on FUTURE orders only; cannot be applied retroactively. Expires 4/30/12.

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2012 in General

 

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Renewal Information for Georgia OTs

Georgia OTs can earn up to 8 CE hours for renewal online

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Occupational therapy licenses in Georgia expire on March 31, 2012. Each licensee is required to complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) continuing education hours prior to the expiration date of the license. At least sixteen (16) hours must be related to direct “hands on” patient care and up to eight (8) hours may be in related areas. A minimum of two (2) hours of continuing education must be on the ethics of occupational therapy practice.

Direct patient care continuing education includes attendance at live presentations such as workshops, seminars, conferences or formal academic course work. For purposes of these rules direct “hands on” patient care includes occupational therapy assessment, treatment planning, occupational therapy implementation and diagnostic related information. Up to four (4) hours can be obtained by means of in-service educational programs, electronic or web based courses, formal self-study courses or computer learning activities.

General continuing education includes up to four (4) hours for each of the following activities including independent study, mentorship, Level II fieldwork supervision, published professional writing, instructional presentations, research, grants, professional meetings and related activities and up to four (4) hours can be by means of in-service educational programs, electronic or web based courses, formal self-study courses, satellite broadcasts or computer learning activities.

Of the twenty-four (24) hours, no more than eight (8) continuing education hours may be in self-study and no more than four (4) hours in the area of general continuing education.

Prior approval of continuing education courses is not required. Each licensee randomly selected for a CE audit must submit to the Board supporting documentation as specified in this rule. Acceptable professional continuing education activities shall include activities relevant to occupational therapy practice that can be deemed to update or enhance knowledge and skills required for competent performance beyond general entry level occupational therapy and that include a verifiable way to document time spent in the learning activity.

Documentation of continuing education which the Board deems as acceptable proof of completion include the following:

For continuing education courses that include attendance and participation at a presentation such as a workshop, seminar, conference or in-service educational program:

  • A certificate of completion or similar documentation signed by program official and
  • A program description including sponsor, course title, date, program objective/learning outcomes, content description, agenda or schedule. A shortened description may be accepted for programs specifically exempted by the Board such as AOTA and GOTA Conferences; and

Formal self study, viewing of videotapes in a professional setting, satellite broadcasts, or computer learning activities that must include:

  • Verified instructional time by the course sponsor; a certificate of completion or similar documentation signed by program official; and
  • A program description including sponsor, course title, date, program objective/learning outcomes, content description.

For general education under 671-3-.08(3)(b) documentation must include:

  • How activity relates to occupational therapy;
  • Date and clock hours;
  • Other information as may be requested.

Documentation must be maintained by the licensee for no less than three (3) years from the beginning date of the licensure period.

Continuing Education (CE) hours obtained from January 1st until March 31st of an even numbered year will be counted toward the following biennium renewal period rather than the current biennium renewal period if the licensee has obtained all hours required for renewal by December 31st of the prior odd numbered year.

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. Georgia OTs may earn up to 8 hours per renewal through coursework offered at http://www.pdresources.org/Courses/Occupational-Therapy/Online/CourseID/1/

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in General

 

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