Continuing Education Requirements

Occupational Therapy Assistant

CEU Requirements

20 contact hours every two years, the month depends on initial licensure (April or October)

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Special Limitations

Administrative/Academic - 6.5 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Alabama Occupational Therapy Board

Alabama requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by June 30th of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024.

Special Requirements

Board Approved Courses - 12 CEUs

Compact State

No

Additional Info

Current NBCOT certification can be used to meet the CEU requirement.

An applicant for renewal shall document having provided occupational therapy services for at least 60 hours during the concluding licensing period (every two years).

An applicant for renewal shall document completion of the jurisprudence questionnaire prepared by the board during each continuing education cycle (this is part of the renewal application).

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Alaska Occupational Therapy Board

Alaska requirements

CEU Requirements

12 CEUs every two years depending on initial license date

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

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Arizona Occupational Therapy Board

Arizona requirements

CEU Requirements

10 CEUs between the first day following your birth month last year through the last day of your birth month this year

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

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Arkansas Occupational Therapy Board

Arkansas requirements

CEU Requirements

24 PDUs every two years by the last day of your birth month, the year depends on year you were born (due in odd years if you were born in an odd year, due in even years if you were born in an even year).

Special Requirements

Clinical practice - 12 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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California Occupational Therapy Board

California requirements

CEU Requirements

24 PDAs every two years by December of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

Learning Plan - 0 CEUs

Reflective Self-Assessment - 0 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

A licensee must complete the required 24 PDA through a minimum of two PDA categories (no more than 12 PDA will be credited in any one category).

Current NBCOT certification can be used to meet the CEU requirement.

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Colorado Occupational Therapy Board

Colorado requirements

CEU Requirements

18 CEUs every two years by July 31 of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Aug. 1, 2023 to July 31, 2025.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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Connecticut Occupational Therapy Board

Connecticut requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by July 31 of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Aug. 1, 2022 to July 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

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Delaware Occupational Therapy Board

Delaware requirements

CEU Requirements

12 CEUs every two years by September 30th of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Oct. 1, 2023 to Sept. 30, 2025.

Special Requirements

LGBTQ Awareness - 2 CEUs

Public Health - 1.2 CEUs

Compact State

No

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District of Columbia Occupational Therapy Board

District of Columbia requirements

CEU Requirements

26 CEUs every two years by Feb 28 of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is March 1, 2023 to Feb. 28, 2025.

Special Requirements

Medical Error - 2 CEUs

Laws and Rules - 2 CEUs

HIV/AIDS (one time only) - 1 CEU

Live hours - 14 CEUs

Compact State

No

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Florida Occupational Therapy Board

Florida requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by March 31 of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

Ethics - 2 CEUs

Direct patient care/Live courses - 12 CEUs

Special Limitations

General - 10 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Georgia Occupational Therapy Board

Georgia requirements

CEU Requirements

No CEUs required

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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Hawaii Occupational Therapy Board

Hawaii requirements

CEU Requirements

10 CEUs every year by your birthday

Special Requirements

Directly related to OT services - 5 CEUs

Compact State

No

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Idaho Occupational Therapy Board

Idaho requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by December 31 of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Jan. 1, 2024 to Dec. 31, 2025.

Special Requirements

Ethics - 1 CEU

Sexual Harassment Prevention - 1 CEU

Implicit Bias - 1 CEU

Dementia Training (if applicable) - 1 CEU

Compact State

No

Additional Info

NOTE: BEGINNING JANUARY 2023 - *if you have direct patient interaction with adults age 26 and older* you are required to complete a one-hour course in dementia training for every renewal.

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Illinois Occupational Therapy Board

Illinois requirements

CEU Requirements

18 CEUs every two years by December 31 of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

Category I - 9 CEUs

Special Limitations

Category II - 9 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Indiana Occupational Therapy Board

Indiana requirements

CEU Requirements

15 CEUs every two years by the 15th day of your birth month

Special Requirements

Directly Related to OT - 10 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

Mandatory reporter training is required for all OTAs consisting of 2 hours of training within six months of employment or self-employment, and one hour of additional training every 3 years. This is provided by DHS and can count toward total CEUs required.

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Iowa Occupational Therapy Board

Iowa requirements

CEU Requirements

40 CEUs every two years by March 31 of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2025.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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Kansas Occupational Therapy Board

Kansas requirements

CEU Requirements

12 CCUs every year by October 31

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Nov. 1, 2023 to Oct. 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

Suicide Prevention - 6 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Kentucky Occupational Therapy Board

Kentucky requirements

CEU Requirements

12 CEUs every year by the last day of your birth month

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

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Louisiana Occupational Therapy Board

Louisiana requirements

CEU Requirements

NEW - EFFECTIVE April 3, 2023: 6 CEUs by March 31 of every year.

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

Ethics - 1 CEU

Activities by Recognized Sponsors - 4 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Maine Occupational Therapy Board

Maine requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by June 30th with the year depending on original licensure date

Special Requirements

Directly Related to OT - 16 CEUs

Implicit Bias (one time only) - 0 CEUs

Special Limitations

Occupational Therapy Role-Related Activities - 8 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

Current NBCOT certification can be used to meet the CEU requirement.

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Maryland Occupational Therapy Board

Maryland requirements

CEU Requirements

NEW - 24 CEUs every two years by your birthday

Special Requirements

Law and Ethics - starting August 2024 - 2 CEUs

Compact State

No

Additional Info

NOTE - "The Board will prorate the continuing competence activities required for a licensee’s first renewal that is due on or after September 1, 2022.  The schedule of continuing competence activities licensees must complete is based on a licensee’s renewal date". The rest of the proration schedule is as follows:

November 2023 - 15 CEUs
December 2023 - 16 CEUs
January 2024 - 17 CEUs
February 2024 - 18 CEUs
March 2024 - 19 CEUs
April 2024 - 20 CEUs
May 2024 - 21 CEUs
June 2024 - 22 CEUs
July 2024 - 23 CEUs

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Massachusetts Occupational Therapy Board

Massachusetts requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs every two years, the date depends on your initial license date

Special Requirements

Pain and Symptom Management - 1 CEU

Live - 10 CEUs

Human Trafficking (one time only) - 0 CEUs

Compact State

No

Additional Info

Not more than 10 hours may be earned during a 24-hour period for online or electronic media, such as videos, internet web-based seminars, video conferences, on-line continuing education programs, and on-line journal articles that are asynchronous and not interactive.

Implicit Bias Training is now required for all renewals. For each 2 year renewal cycle you will need 2 hours of Implicit Bias Training. This requirement is *in addition* to the 20 hours required for renewal.

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Michigan Occupational Therapy Board

Michigan requirements

CEU Requirements

18 CEUs every two years, the date depends on your initial licensure date.

Special Requirements

Directly Related to OT Practice - 9 CEUs

Compact State

No

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Minnesota Occupational Therapy Board

Minnesota requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs every 2 years by April 30 of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2024.

Special Requirements

Directly Related to OT Practice - 6 CEUs

Special Limitations

Non Live - 7 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Mississippi Occupational Therapy Board

Mississippi requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CCCs every 2 years by June 30 of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

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Missouri Occupational Therapy Board

Missouri requirements

CEU Requirements

10 CEUs every year by June 15th

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is June 16, 2023 to June 15, 2024.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

Current NBCOT certification can be used to meet the CEU requirement.

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Montana Occupational Therapy Board

Montana requirements

CEU Requirements

15 CEUs every two years by August 1st of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Aug. 1, 2022 to Aug. 1, 2024.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

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Nebraska Occupational Therapy Board

Nebraska requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years depending on your initial license date

Special Requirements

Jurisprudence Exam - 2 CEUs

Compact State

No

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Nevada Occupational Therapy Board

Nevada requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by December 1st of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Dec. 2, 2023 to Dec. 1, 2025.

Special Requirements

Directly Related to the Clinical Application of OT - 12 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

Current NBCOT certification can be used to meet the CEU requirement.

Note: 100 hours of active participation in the profession are required during the two years preceding renewal. Active participation includes being: a direct caregiver in OT, an OT educator, an OT administrator, an OT consultant, a member of an OT board or committee, a full time student in an advanced OT degree program or a researcher.

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New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Board

New Hampshire requirements

CEU Requirements

No CEUs required

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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New Jersey Occupational Therapy Board

New Jersey requirements

CEU Requirements

15 CEUs every year by September 30th

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Oct. 1, 2032 to Sept. 30, 2024.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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New Mexico Occupational Therapy Board

New Mexico requirements

CEU Requirements

36 CEUs every three years by the last day of your birth month

Special Requirements

Professional Subjects - 24 CEUs

Special Limitations

Self Study Limit - 24 CEUs

Compact State

No

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New York Occupational Therapy Board

New York requirements

CEU Requirements

15 CCA points every year by June 30th

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.

Special Requirements

Ethics - 1 CEU

Compact State

Yes

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North Carolina Occupational Therapy Board

North Carolina requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs every two years by June 30th of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

Additional Info

While a license expires on 6/30 of each year, you must renew and pay the renewal fee by 6/1 or a late fee is assessed.

During the online renewal application, you will be required to take the Jurisprudence Exam. The exam is over Law and Rules governing OT Practice in ND. There is also a paper format if you can not renew online.

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North Dakota Occupational Therapy Board

North Dakota requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs every two years by June 30th of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024.

Special Requirements

Ethics and Jurisprudence - 1 CEU

*NEW* - Mental Health and Addiction - 1 CEU

Compact State

Yes

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Ohio Occupational Therapy Board

Ohio requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs every two years by October 31 of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Nov. 1, 2022 to Oct. 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Board

Oklahoma requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by March 31 of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

Pain Management - 1 CEU

Cultural Competency - 1 CEU

Compact State

No

Additional Info

Current NBCOT certification can be used to meet the CEU requirement.

If using your NBCOT certification to fulfill the CEU requirement, you must still take the pain and cultural competency classes.

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Oregon Occupational Therapy Board

Oregon requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by June 30th of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Board

Pennsylvania requirements

CEU Requirements

20 hours every two years by March 31 of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Board

Rhode Island requirements

CEU Requirements

16 hours every two years by March 15th of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is March 16, 2023 to March 15, 2025.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

You must ALSO be certified and in good standing with the NBCOT or other board-approved certification program.

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South Carolina Occupational Therapy Board

South Carolina requirements

CEU Requirements

12 CC points every year by January 1

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Jan. 1, 2024 to Dec. 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

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South Dakota Occupational Therapy Board

South Dakota requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by your birth month

Special Requirements

Ethics - 1 CEU

OT Rules - 1 CEU

Suicide Prevention - 2 CEUs

Directly Related to OT Services - 12 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Tennessee Occupational Therapy Board

Tennessee requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by the last day of your birth month (the year can be found on the board website)

Special Requirements

Human Trafficking - 0 CEUs

Compact State

No

Additional Info

A passing score on the online Jurisprudence Examination is required for renewal. This is a 20 question open book test based on the OT Act and Rules. The exam is available when you log into your online account to renew your license.

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Texas Occupational Therapy Board

Texas requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by May 31st of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is June 1, 2023 to May 31, 2025.

Special Requirements

Legal and Ethical Principles - 2 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Utah Occupational Therapy Board

Utah requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs every two years by May 31st of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

Directly related to OT Services - 10 CEUs

Compact State

No

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Vermont Occupational Therapy Board

Vermont requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs by your birth month in even years

Special Requirements

Type 1 - 10 CEUs

Human Trafficking - BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2024 - 1 CEU

Special Limitations

Type 2 - 10 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

Renewal applicants are required to have completed a minimum of 160 hours of active practice in the preceding two years.

NEW - Human Trafficking requirement beginning January 2024.

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Virginia Occupational Therapy Board

Virginia requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by your birthday

Special Requirements

Suicide Assessment - 3 CEUs

Directly Related to OT Practice - 20 CEUs

Health Equity - BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2024 - 2 CEUs

Compact State

No

Additional Info

*NEW* HEALTH EQUITY REQUIREMENT: Beginning January 1, 2024 - two hours of health equity CE will be required every four years. These two hours will count toward the total CE hours required.

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Washington Occupational Therapy Board

Washington requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by June 30th, year depends on your initial licensure

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

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West Virginia Occupational Therapy Board

West Virginia requirements

CEU Requirements

24 points every two years by May 31st of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is June 1, 2023 to May 31, 2025.

Special Requirements

Directly Related to Occupational Therapy - 12 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Board

Wisconsin requirements

CEU Requirements

32 CEUs due July 31 of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Aug. 1, 2022 to July 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

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Wyoming Occupational Therapy Board

Wyoming requirements