Occupational Therapist shall renew their license every two years on May 31st of even years.
CE REquirements for Current Licensees:
(1) All current licensees shall obtain a minimum of 30 points of CE from Board approved categories during the two years immediately preceding the date of the license renewal; or
(2) The Board recognizes the maintenances of continuous professional development hours as evidenced by current NBCOT Certification (National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy) as fulfilling the requirements for CE under (1).
Effective July 1, 2020, ALL licensed Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants are required to complete at least one hour on Cultural Competency per renewal period. This requirement is in compliance with HB 2011 (2019).
Beginning in 2022, all applicants for license renewal must complete the Oregon Pain Management Commission's pain management course during each license cycle.
Beginning in 2024, as part of the renewal process, all applicants for renewal must demonstrate completion of the Oregon Pain Management Commission's pain management course in a format prescribed by the Board during every license renewal.
This required CE on pain management may also be used towards satisfying the Occupational Therapy CE requirement under OAR 339-020-0010.
Credit for CE shall be calculated on a point basis in the following categories and must relate to occupational therapy services. It is the responsibility of the licensee to demonstrate how specific classes contribute to the development of the occupational therapy skills. "Application to OT Services" (CE Log) must be included for credit. Unless stated otherwise, one point equals one contact hour. Sixteen to 30 required CE points must come from categories 1-11. A limit of 14 of the required CE points may be accrued from categories 12-18.
CE Categories and Points can be found here
In Oregon, there is a one-time mandatory 7 hours of CE on Pain Management for new Occupational Therapists due within 2 years of licensure. This includes a mandatory 1-hour free pain management module here
, plus 6 additional hours on pain.