From the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
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 @ https://www.pdresources.org/profession/index/5.
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
- 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.