Florida OT Renewal FAQs

We let you know last month that your Florida OT license renewal deadline has been extended and is now due by midnight on June 30, 2019. Click here for more info on the extension. Since then, many questions have been asked about how this will work.

Here’s the gist of it: If you have not completed all 26 of your required hours by 2/28, you’ll have until 6/30 to do so. If you have, any courses you take 3/1 forward will count toward your next renewal.

Brent Cheyne, OTD, OTR/L, FOTA President advises: “I recommend that every OT practitioner do their best to complete all the necessary CEs and to renew their license as soon as possible. This licensure renewal extension was intended for those suffering hardship and delays related to the Hurricane, and it was not intended to be taken advantage of by the whole of OT professionals in the state. You can avoid any undue complications, or unforeseen difficulties by renewing before the original date.”

Here’s a quick reminder of your renewal requirements:

CE Required: 26 hours each renewal, including: 
2 hours Preventing Medical Errors (required each renewal) 
2 hours Florida Occupational Therapy Laws & Rules (required each renewal) 
1 hour HIV/AIDS (required first renewal only) 
Online CE Allowed: 12 hours (14 hours must be live) 
License Renewal Deadline: Original 2/28/2019 | Extension 6/30/2019

If you have already met your CE requirements and are ready to renew, click here to renew your license with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy.

Still need CE? You can earn up to 12 hours per renewal through online courses @ PDR. We report to CE Broker for you. Order now and Save 20% on courses:

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You can take the same required courses (medical errors & laws/rules) 
each renewal period. The board considers it a “refresh” of the knowledge.

We report to CE Broker for you – so you don’t have to! 
All courses are reported within a few days of completion.

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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Florida OT License Renewal Due 2/28/15

By Gina Ulery

Florida-licensed Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) have an upcoming license renewal deadline of February 28, 2015.

26 hours of continuing education (CE) are required to renew, including:

2 hours Preventing Medical Errors (required each renewal)
2 hours Florida Occupational Therapy Laws & Rules (required each renewal)
1 hour HIV/AIDS (required for the first renewal only)

Automatically Reports to CE BrokerProfessional Development Resources is an American Occupational Therapy Association (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. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of OT Practice (#34) and is CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within 1 week of completion).

We report to CE Broker for you (so you don’t have to report any courses you complete with PDR). We report every Thursday, but are also reporting on Mondays through your renewal so you won’t be held up because of us.

Our courses are considered “home study” by the Florida OT Board. You are allowed to earn up to 12 hours per renewal through our courses.

Florida Occupational Therapists Continuing Education and License Renewals

Florida-licensed occupational therapists have a biennial license renewal with a deadline of February 28th, odd years. Twenty-six (26) continuing education hours are required to renew a license. Of the 26 hours, twelve (12) hours is allowed from home study. For initial licensing, two hours of medical errors and one hour of HIV is required. For license renewals, two hours of medical errors and two hours of Florida OT Laws and Rules is required. The board accepts AOTA approval of continuing education.

The main goal of continuing education is to assure the highest possible standards for the occupational therapist profession. All licensees are required to participate in continuing educational activities that will build upon existing knowledge and competencies gained from prior educational experiences.

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

Continuing Education Requirements

Florida-licensed occupational therapists are required as a condition of licensure to complete a minimum of twenty-six (26) hours of continuing education every two years, with a February 28th deadline, odd years. Of the twenty-six (26) hours, twelve hours of continuing education can be earned through home study.

Information obtained from the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy on January 21, 2013.