Here are your latest Texas Occupational Therapy license renewal rules…
Good news! Renewing your Texas Occupational Therapy license just became a lot less complicated. As issued by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners, Effective 7/1/2016, the requirements for Type 2 CE and the designations of Type 1 and Type 2 CE have been removed from the Texas Occupational Therapy Rules. The rules now state that all CE must comply with the new definition of CE (see below). Each renewal cycle, licensees still must earn 30 hours of CE that meet the requirements in the Texas Occupational Therapy rules, Chapter 367.
Definition of Continuing Education: Professional development activities that are directly relevant to the profession of occupational therapy.
Now that the amendments are in effect, when you renew, you will not indicate Type 1 or Type 2 for your CE hours. Instead, you will just list your hours under the category “CE Hours.”
If CE you have already completed for your current renewal period met the requirements of the Texas Occupational Therapy rules prior to these changes, you will be able to use it when you renew. Refer to the Act and Rules page for further information regarding the adoptions.
Important Information About Texas Occupational Therapy Rules
As per §370.1(a) “Licensee Renewal. Licensees are required to renew their licenses every two years by the end of their birth month. A licensee may not provide occupational therapy services without a current license. Texas OT & OTA licenses and license expiration dates should be verified on the Board’s license verification web page. The Board will maintain a secure resource for verification of license status and expiration date on its website.”
Remember that once you have submitted all required materials and made payment, it will take at least one or more business days for your license to show as being renewed. Please see the full Texas Occupational Therapy Rules and Occupational Therapy Practice Act for additional information and requirements.
If you were serving in the military during your renewal period, please see §370.2(b) for additional information regarding renewal fees and deadlines.
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