Ohio OTs and OTAs: Worried About Your CEs?
Does the thought of your biannual occupational therapy continuing education requirement make you panic?
Dread the idea of scrambling to complete your 20 hours at the last minute?
Then let us help! Here's how:
- As an AOTA approved provider, you can rest easy knowing that any of the occupational therapy continuing education courses listed when you search for Ohio OTs/OTAs satisfactorily meet your board mandated CE requirements
- All non-live occupational therapy continuing education courses in our catalog can be completed via laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone!
- Complete your CEs online entirely; Purchase your course(s), watch or read the material, fill in the exam and then print out your certificate.
Take the stress out of your continuing education. Click the big orange button, now!
How Many Hours Do I Need?
Occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants in Ohio are required to complete a minimum of 20 contact hours of occupational therapy continuing education courses per renewal cycle and are required to complete at least one contact hour of ethics per renewal. Licensees can meet these ethics requirement by successfully passing the Occupational Therapy Licensure Law Test.
If your initial licensure by examination was granted within 12 months of graduation from an entry level occupational therapist program, you are exempt from providing proof of your continuing education activity. However, you are still required to renew your license.
If your initial licensure by endorsement was valid for 12 months or less, you are required to complete a minimum of 10 contact hours. Your continuing education reporting period would be two years prior to your current expiration date.
Got It! Now, When Are My Occupational Therapy CEUs Due?
Here's the good news: You still have time! Your current license isn't due to expire until June 30th, 2017. But that doesn't mean you should heave a deep sigh, lean back and put your feet up on the table. Far too often these things slip off our radar and we end up in a complete panic when we realize we've only got a week (and frequently less) to cram in our hours.
So, since you're reading this, why not sign up for your CE courses now? Starting the process now ensures a smoother and less stressful continuing education experience. Browse the catalog, pick the occupational therapy continuing education courses that really interest you, and work on them at your leisure, either at home, at the office, or, heck, lounging on your back porch! So let's get started, shall we?