Texas OT CEU Requirements
Texas licensed occupational therapists have a biennial license renewal with a birth month deadline. Thirty continuing education hours are required to renew a license. There are no limits for online CE courses if AOTA approved, and there must be a post-test and certificate for the course.
Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: No limit if AOTA-approved
License Expiration: Birthmonth, every 2 years
National Accreditation Accepted: AOTA
Notes: CE must be directly relevant to profession
Date of Info: 9/27/2016
Texas OTs can earn all 30 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the occupational therapy page of this website. Click here to view AOTA-approved online CEU courses.
Effective 7/1/2016, the requirements for Type 2 CE and the designations of Type 1 and Type 2 CE have been removed from the OT Rules. The OT Rules now state that all CE must comply with the new definition of CE. Each renewal cycle, licensees still must earn 30 hours of CE that meet the requirements in the OT Rules, Chapter 367.
Definition of Continuing Education: Professional development activities that are directly relevant to the profession of occupational therapy.
Please note that if you renew online, the new online CE submission form has been updated to reflect changes to CE rules effective 7/1/2016. Similar changes have been made to the paper renewal application, as well.
Now that the amendments are in effect, when you renew, you will not indicate Type 1 or Type 2 for your CE hours. Instead, you will just list your hours under the category “CE Hours.”
If CE you have already completed for your current renewal period met the requirements of the OT Rules prior to these changes, you will be able to use it when you renew. Refer to the Act and Rules page for further information regarding the adoptions. From that page, you can also access a link to search for previous versions of the OT Rules.
Continuing Education Courses for Texas Occupational Therapists
This is a test only course (book not included). The book can be purchased from Amazon or some other source.This CE test is based on the book “Apps for Autism” (2015, 436 pages), the ultimate app planner guidebook for parents/professionals addressing autism intervention. There are hundreds of apps for autism, and this course will guide you through them so that you can confidently utilize today’s technology to maximize your child or student’s success. Speech-language pathologist Lois Jean Brady wrote this book to educate parents and professionals about the breakthrough method she calls “iTherapy” – which is the use of mobile technology and apps in meeting students’ individual educational goals.For those who are new to the wonderful world of apps, worry not! This award winning reference will review hundreds of excellent apps, accessories and features organized into 39 chapters for parents and professionals alike. There are also helpful sections of how to choose apps, evidence-based practices, choosing an iDevice, internet safety, a helpful toolbox and much, much more.Course #30-82 | 2015 | 21 posttest questions Click Here to Learn More!
Certainly no one would choose a pain-filled body over a healthy, pain-free body. Yet every day, people unwittingly choose actions and attitudes that contribute to pain or lead to other less-than-desirable consequences on their health, relationships or ability to function. These actions and attitudes are what are called self-defeating behaviors (SDBs) and they keep us from living life to the fullest—if we let them. This course is a self-instructional module that “walks” readers through the process of replacing their self-defeating chronic pain issues with healthy, positive, and productive life-style behaviors. It progresses from an analysis of the emotional aspects of living with chronic pain to specific strategies for dealing more productively with it. Through 16 guided exercises, readers will learn how to identify their self-defeating behaviors (SDBs), analyze and understand them, and then replace them with life-giving actions that lead to permanent behavioral change. Click Here to Learn More!
This course, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focuses on research findings reported and projects funded in 2011 and the first half of 2012. These highlights, prepared by NIH’s National Institute on Aging (NIA), the lead institute within NIH for Alzheimer’s research, covers work by an active scientific community. This work aims to elucidate the basic mechanisms and risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease, and then apply this knowledge to the development and testing of new interventions to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The efforts of researchers and clinicians—made possible by the many people who volunteer for clinical studies and trials—may one day lead to a future free of this devastating disorder. This course details some of the recent progress toward that goal. Click Here to Learn More!
Professional 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.