New Texas Occupational Therapy license renewal rules are in effect!
We've got some good news for you! Renewing your Texas Occupational Therapy license just got a lot less complicated.
An update issued by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (effective 7/1/2016) sets the requirements for Type 2 CEUs and the designations of Type 1 and Type 2 CEUs have been removed from the Texas Occupational Therapy Rules. The rules now state that all CEUs must comply with the new definition of CE (see below). Each renewal cycle, licensees still must earn 30 hours of continuing education 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.
With these new amendments in effect, you will not indicate Type 1 or Type 2 for your CEU hours when you renew. Instead, you simply list your hours under the category "CE Hours."
If the CEUs you have already completed for your current renewal period met the requirements of the Texas Occupational Therapy rules prior to these changes, you are still able to use them when you renew (Yay!). Please visit the Texas Board Act and Rules page for detailed information.
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.
Now that you've got the latest info on your Texas Occupational Therapy rules, are ready to get your CEUs?