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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

Click to view approved self-study

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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Important Notice About NBCOT Professional Development Units

For NBCOT PDU ID#8, certificants who have successfully completed education (workshops, seminars, lectures, online courses, or conferences) with an assessment component at the end of the program (scored test, project, paper) provided by AOTA, AOTA Approved Providers, IACET authorized providers, or regionally accredited colleges or universities can convert 0.1 CEU to a 1.25 NBCOT PDU. To learn more, go to www.nbcot.org, and click on the “Certification Review” tab at the top and then “PDU Calculator.”

NBCOT PDU Conversion Calculator

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in General

 

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Renewal Information for Maryland OTs

Maryland OTs can earn all 12 hours for license renewal online!

Click to view AOTA-approved online CEUs!

All active and inactive licenses expire on June 30, 2012. The next renewal period will begin approximately in April 2012. Instructions will be mailed in March, 2012. In order to be eligible for licensure renewal in 2012, you must have earned 12 contact hours between January 1 and December 31, 2011. The 12 contact hours shall consist of a minimum of 8 contact hours related to occupational therapy principles and procedures and a maximum of 4 contact hours through occupational therapy role-related activities. Those individuals who were originally licensed after July 1, 2011 do not need any hours for the 2012 renewal.

All AOTA courses, as well as courses offered by AOTA Approved Providers, are granted pre-approval by the Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. Participants will need only to retain a copy of the certificate of completion as documentation verifying completion of approved contact hours.

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. Over 100 online and home study courses, focusing mainly on the mental health aspects of practice, are available for Maryland-licensed Occupational Therapists.

Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice: http://dhmh.maryland.gov/botp/

The Board was formed in 1979 to regulate the practice of occupational therapy in the State of Maryland. The main goal is to protect the Maryland public through the licensure and regulation of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. The Board reviews the credentials of all applicants and strives to ensure that only qualified individuals are permitted to practice occupational therapy in Maryland. The Board is a place where the public can call with inquiries about licensed individuals. Also, consumers can file a complaint against practitioners they feel may be in possible violation of the law. Please contact the board at 410-402-8560 for more information.

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2011 in General

 

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Renewal Information for Illinois OTs

License Renewal & CE Requirements for Illinois Occupational Therapists (OTs)

 AOTA-Approved Provider of CEUs for Illinois OTs
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. Over 100 online and home study continuing education courses for Illinois OTs are available @ http://www.pdresources.org/Courses/Occupational-Therapy/AllCourses/CourseID/1/
Occupational therapists help patients improve their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments. They work with individuals who suffer from a mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling condition. Occupational therapists use treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of their patients. The therapist helps clients not only to improve their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also to compensate for permanent loss of function. The goal is to help clients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.
 
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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in General

 

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Renewal Information for DC Occupational Therapists

DC-licensed Occupational Therapist License Renewal Deadline & CE Requirements

Click to view CE courses for DC OTs

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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