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Can I earn all the CEUs for my state license renewal online at OccupationalTherapy.com?

Fawn Carson, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, Nika Ball, MOT, OTR/L, ATP

March 13, 2020

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Can I get all of the continuing education to renew my state license online at OccupationalTherapy.com?

Answer

This is a question we often hear from our members. The answer to the question depends on the state rules and regulations for the license(s) you hold. 

 

Some states allow you to obtain all of your required continuing education (CE) online or through self-study courses; others limit the number of hours you can earn through these options. Self-study courses are those that you complete on your own time, at your own pace. They may be delivered over the Internet or through other mediums. On OccupationalTherapy.com, our Text, Audio, and Video course formats are examples of online self-study coursework. 

 

If your state limits online courses or requires a certain number of hours to be earned through “live” or “in-person” courses, it is important to determine whether Live Webinars are included in that restriction. OccupationalTherapy.com Live Webinars take place at a specific date and time and allow interaction between the presenter and the participants. If your state limits online coursework for licensure renewal, contact your state board to determine if Live Webinars are included in that restriction. Similarly, if your state requires that a certain number of hours be earned from live or in-person coursework, contact your state to verify whether Live Webinars may be used to meet that requirement. The answers will depend on how a state board interprets its rules.

 

Keep in mind that some states also have required topic areas such as infection control, ethics, and others that are needed for licensure renewal. These courses are generally included in the OccupationalTherapy course library.

Where can I find out my state license CE requirements?

Refer to the rules and regulations listed on the website of your licensing board. For your convenience, we have links to state licensing boards on the Resources page on our website.

If you have questions about the specific requirements, contact your state licensing board. OccupationalTherapy.com is always here to help!  Our team can assist you in identifying your state licensure CE requirements and direct you to courses on our website to help meet your needs. Contact us at customerservice@occupationaltherapy.com​ or 866-782-9924.


fawn carson

Fawn Carson, OTD, OTR/L, ATP

Managing Editor

Fawn has been an occupational therapist for 20+ years and holds a doctoral degree from Mount Mary University, a master's degree from Rush University in Chicago, and a bachelor's degree from Miami University in Oxford, OH. After working in a Level I trauma center in a variety of treatment areas, Fawn became a wheelchair seating specialist. In 2005, she received her Assistive Technology Professional certification. Prior to her role as Managing Editor, Fawn was the Assistant Editor and CEU Administrator of OccupationalTherapy.com and Community Relations Manager for Allied Health Media, OccupationalTherapy.com's parent company. 


nika ball

Nika Ball, MOT, OTR/L, ATP

Nika Ball, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, is the CEU Administrator/Assistant Editor for OccupationalTherapy.com. She has been an occupational therapist for 14 years and worked in a variety of settings, including hospital, acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, outpatient, and home healthcare. Ms. Ball received her Assistive Technology Professional certification from RESNA in 2017. She is an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) field advocate and is passionate about mental health awareness, advocacy, and education. Ms. Ball has participated in multiple annual AFSP fundraiser/awareness community walks for suicide prevention as team leader and participant.


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