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Approval in New York

New York State Education Department's State Board for Occupational Therapy CE Information

Applies To:

  • New York Occupational Therapists
    • OT
    • OTA

Most New York State licensed and registered occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants (licensees) must complete 36 hours of continuing competency learning activities during every 3-year registration cycle.

  • At least 24 hours of the continuing competency learning activities must focus on professional subjects (subjects that contribute to competent occupational therapy practice.)
  • The remaining 12 hours can focus on one or more related subjects (legal, ethical, regulatory, health care, reimbursement, supervision, business practices, professional conduct and other topics that relate to the occupational therapy professions or contribute to the health and welfare of the public.)

For more information on continuing education requirements as well as a list of activities that qualify as continuing competency learning activities: https://www.op.nysed.gov/professions/occupational-therapists/professional-practice/continuing-education-occupational-therapists

NOTE: You must be licensed and registered by the State Education Department to practice occupational therapy in New York. Your professional license is valid for life. However, registrations are valid for 3 years. In most cases, the State Education Department will reissue your registration only if you have completed 36 hours of continuing competency learning activities.

Board Contact Info

New York State Education Department’s State Board for Occupational Therapy
General Customer Service: 518-474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 570.
Contact Page: https://www.op.nysed.gov/how-contact-us
Contact Form: https://op-support.nysed.gov/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=1500002598281

Continuing Education for Occupational Therapy
Paul Thompson, Acting Executive Secretary
Phone: 518-474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 100
Email: [email protected]

Select the relevant credential above for detailed info.

Occupational Therapist

Most New York State licensed and registered occupational therapists (licensees) must complete 36 hours of continuing competency learning activities during every 3-year registration cycle.

  • At least 24 hours of the continuing competency learning activities must focus on professional subjects (subjects that contribute to competent occupational therapy practice.)
  • The remaining 12 hours can focus on one or more related subjects (legal, ethical, regulatory, health care, reimbursement, supervision, business practices, professional conduct and other topics that relate to the occupational therapy professions or contribute to the health and welfare of the public.)

Credential Renewal

36 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your OT credential.

CE-Credit.com does not currently offer any courses applicable to this credential.

Occupational Therapist Assistant

Most New York State licensed and registered occupational therapist assistants (licensees) must complete 36 hours of continuing competency learning activities during every 3-year registration cycle.

  • At least 24 hours of the continuing competency learning activities must focus on professional subjects (subjects that contribute to competent occupational therapy practice.)
  • The remaining 12 hours can focus on one or more related subjects (legal, ethical, regulatory, health care, reimbursement, supervision, business practices, professional conduct and other topics that relate to the occupational therapy professions or contribute to the health and welfare of the public.)

Credential Renewal

36 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your OTA credential.

CE-Credit.com does not currently offer any courses applicable to this credential.

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Disclaimer

We do our best keep our information current, but rules and regulations sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is ultimately your own responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, board rules, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

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