It's the beginning of the NBCOT Certification renewal period for OTRs and COTAs! Read on as we map out how HomeCEU can help you remain Active in Good Standing with the NBCOT for the next three years.
But first, a quick review of your rules:
Hours Needed: NBCOT requires 36 PDUs for renewal.
Deadline: Due every 3 years by March 31st.
Additional Information: 36 PDUs are needed for renewal (29 contact hours from an AOTA approved provider). 1.25 PDUs = 1 contact hour
Click here to view your state CEU requirements.
For more details, read on.
NBCOT Certification Renewal Period
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification is granted for a 3-year period if all requirements are met by the scheduled renewal date. The on-time renewal period ends on March 31st at 11:59 pm EST. However, it is recommended that therapists aim for a March 16th submission deadline instead, because applications received less than 15 days prior to the renewal deadline may not be processed by the March 31st due date. That means there's no time to waste to get started on your NBCOT continuing education.
Professional Development Requirements for OTRs and COTAs
The NBCOT certification requires at least 36 Professional Development Units (PDUs) accrued during the 3-year renewal cycle for both Registered Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants. HomeCEUconnection.com is an AOTA approved provider and CEUs earned through an AOTA approved providers convert from .1 CEU to 1.25 PDU. This means that you only have to take 29 contact hours with us and it will count as all 36 of your PDUs for your NBCOT continuing education! 36 PDUs for the price and effort of 29, you can’t beat that! You can review your NBCOT Certification Renewal rules here. To understand PDU Conversion, check out #15 under "Competency Assessment Units" within this NBCOT Renewal Activities Chart.
NBCOT Packages from an AOTA Approved Provider
In addition, needing to take fewer hours since we are an AOTA approved continuing education provider, we are also offering customizable OT/OTA packages. These packages allow students to bundle a variety of text and video courses to create a unique learning experience. And, there are a variety of package options for you to choose from! For more detailed information regarding the NBCOT certification renewal, please visit www.nbcot.org. Select an OT/OTA Flex package to get started, or, search our OT/OTA course catalog for a complete listing of courses approved for your state and profession!
**Rules and Requirements as listed are correct at the time of publication to the best of our knowledge. For specific questions, please contact NBCOT directly.