North Carolina OTs – License Renewal FAQs

North Carolina OTs have an upcoming license renewal deadline of June 30, 2019. The following continuing education (CE) requirements must be met in order to renew:

CE Required: 15 points (hours) per year 
Online CE Allowed: No limit if AOTA-approved
License Expiration: 6/30, annually 
National Accreditation Accepted: AOTA 
Notes: 1 hr OT ethics required each renewal

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Information obtained from the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy website on April 30, 2019.

Professional Development Resources is a nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) organized in 1992. We are approved to sponsor continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology & School Psychology, Dietetics & Nutrition, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board and Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners; and are CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

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North Carolina OT License Renewal & CEU Info

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North Carolina-licensed Occupational Therapists (OTs) have an upcoming license renewal deadline of June 30, 2017. Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants applying for license renewal shall document having earned a minimum of 15 points for approved continuing competence activities.

North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy 
CE Required: 15 points (hours) per year
Online CE Allowed: No limit if AOTA-approved
License Expiration: 6/30, annually
National Accreditation Accepted: AOTA
Notes: 1 hr OT ethics required each renewal
Date of Info: 5/10/2017

All continuing competence courses and activities must relate to roles and responsibilities in occupational therapy and must enhance the therapist’s continuing competence. Licensees have to submit proof of completion of continuing competence activities and shall keep such proof for at least two (2) years and may be subject to random audits by the Board. Each licensee shall document completion of at least one contact hour (one point) of an ethics course related to the practice of occupational therapy. The one point may be included in the total of the required point total for the renewal period.

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Professional Development Resources is an AOTA-approved provider of continuing education (#3159). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Over 100 courses are available:

Ethics for Occupational TherapistsEthics for Occupational Therapists is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that teaches OTs how to handle ethical and moral dilemmas in practice. Ethical and moral issues pervade our lives, especially in the healthcare arena. Occupational therapists are frequently confronted with a variety of ethical and moral dilemmas, and their decisions can have long-range effects both professionally and personally. Why does one decision win out over another? What does the decision process involve? How do these decisions impact those involved? Occupational therapists, by the nature of choosing this particular profession, are engaged in an “ethic of care,” where activities of daily living are not just a function, but also an expression of values. Helping people maintain their maximum possible functioning is seen in relation to society and the common good of all persons. This is an abstract ideal that must be put into practice in an imperfect world. How does the occupational therapist make decisions about what is best for the person when there are difficult choices to make? This course will address these questions from the framework of ethical decision models and the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Code of Ethics. Course #30-89 | 2016 | 43 pages | 20 posttest questions

Improving Social Skills in Children & AdolescentsImproving Social Skills in Children & Adolescents is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that discusses the social skills children and adolescents will need to develop to be successful in school and beyond. It will demonstrate the challenges and difficulties that arise from a deficit of these crucial skills, as well as the benefits and advantages that can come about with well-developed social skills. This course will also provide practical tools that teachers and therapists can employ to guide children to overcome their difficulties in the social realm and gain social competence. While there are hundreds of important social skills for students to learn, we can organize them into skill areas to make it easier to identify and determine appropriate interventions. This course is divided into 10 chapters, each detailing various aspects of social skills that children, teens, and adults must master to have normative, healthy relationships with the people they encounter every day. This course provides tools and suggestions that, with practice and support, can assist them in managing their social skills deficits to function in society and nurture relationships with the peers and adults in their lives. Course #40-40 | 2016 | 62 pages | 35 posttest questions

Effects of Digital Media on Children’s Development and LearningEffects of Digital Media on Children’s Development and Learning is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews the research on media use and offers guidance for educators and parents to regulate their children’s use of digital devices. Today’s world is filled with smartphones used by people ignoring their surroundings and even texting while driving, which is criminally dangerous. Are there other dangers that may not be as apparent? Media technology (e.g., smart phones, tablets, or laptop computers) have changed the world. Babies and children are affected and research reveals that 46% of children under age one, and up to 59% of eight-year-old children are exposed to cell phones. In England, nearly 80% of senior primary-school staff reportedly are worried about poor social skills or speech problems of children entering school, which they attribute to the use of media devices. Media technology affects family life, children’s readiness for entering school or preschool, and classroom learning. Recent research delineates a developmental progression of understanding information on devices for children between ages 2- 5 years. Younger children may believe false information if it is on a computer. This research is important for understanding technology uses in education. There are also known health risks and possible adverse effects to social-emotional development. Statistics describing the increase of media technology and developing trends in media use are presented along with guidelines and position statements developed to protect children from risks and adverse effects. Course #30-96 | 2017 | 50 pages | 20 posttest questions

Online courses provide instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to download/print the course materials and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document). Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion.


Texas OT License Renewal & CE Info

From the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

Online CEUs for TX OTs

Online CEUs for TX OTs

Texas-licensed Occupational Therapists (OTs) are required to renew their licenses every two years by the end of their birth month.

Texas OT licensees are legally required to complete 30 contact hours of continuing education (CE) every two years to maintain professional licensure, with a minimum of 15 hours in Type 2. All CE may be taken in Type 2, but not less than 15 hours.

Professional Development Resources is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) approved provider of online continuing education (#3159) for occupational therapists.

Texas OTs may earn all 30 hours for renewal through online courses available @

CE Type 1 – Topics are relevant or related to occupational therapy, but general enough in nature that other professionals might also benefit from it; not usually a course involving learning a new method, technique or modality. Courses that are suggested for many diverse professions are usually Type 1.

  • Videotape on Aggression in Adolescents
  • In-service on ADD in 3- 5-year-old Children
  • Research on Neuro-motor Control (writing a journal article)
  • Subjective Objective Assessment Plan (SOAP) Documentation
  • Presentation on Medicare/Medicaid Changes
  • In-service on the New PPS Requirements
  • CPT Coding
  • Self-paced Instruction for Clinical Education & Supervision
  • Functional Independence Measures Training
  • What is Autism?
  • Seminar on Alzheimer’s
  • GSC courses are only Type 1

CE Type 2
– Topics are specific to the practice of occupational therapy with patients or clients. A minimum of 15 hours are required for renewal, but all CE may be in Type 2.

  • Workshop on NDT Review
  • Intervention on Aggressive Behaviors in Adolescents
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment Techniques
  • Demonstration of Adaptive Devices for Elderly Populations
  • Workshop on an Activity of Daily Living (ADL)
  • Intervention for Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Feeding Therapy
  • Managing Adult Hemiplegia
  • Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Update
  • Management of the Shoulder
  • Intervention for Developmental Dyspraxia
  • OT & Animal-assisted Therapy
  • Handwriting Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Agent Modalities for Hand Patients
  • Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Intervention Strategies for 0-3 year olds
  • Feeding for Patients with Dysphasia
  • Hippotherapy
  • Special Education – Intro to Exceptional Children

The list below is examples of topics considered NOT relevant and NOT acceptable for CE credit. While many of these topics may enrich your relationship with your clients or enhance the success of your practice, they are not required in order for licensees to provide occupational therapy services.

  • Massage Therapy Registration Program
  • General Management and Business
  • General Foreign Language course
  • Grant Writing Workshops
  • Social Work Courses
  • Defensive Driving
  • Water Safety Courses
  • Team Building Workshops
  • GRE, GMAT, MCAT preparation
  • Cooking for Health
  • Weight Management Courses
  • Women’s Health and Stress Management
  • Reading Technique Courses
  • Nutrition for Women
  • Geriatric Anthology
  • Repetitive courses such as: CPR, patient abuse, disposal of hazardous waste, patient privacy, HIPAA & FERPA, blood borne pathogens.