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Arizona Occupational Therapy Continuing Education

How many continuing education hours are required during a reporting period?

Occupational Therapists:  Twenty (20) hours.

New Licensees: Not Specified

OTAs: Twelve (12) hours.

How long is the reporting period?

Two (2) Years.

How is credit hour defined?

No defined.

Can CE credits be carried over into the next reporting period?

No, a licensee shall complete the continuing education clock hours within the two (2) year period before the date the licensee’s license expires.

Are there any specific requirements for continuing education?

No

What types of activities can be used for the continuing education requirements?

A professional workshop, seminar, or conference

Documentation

The American and Arizona Occupational Therapy Association’s original check-in sheet displaying the organization’s name, official stamp, hours, and licensee’s name; or

Photocopy of a signed certificate or letter issued by the sponsoring organization or instructor displaying the clock-hours, date of attendance, name of the workshop, seminar, or conference, licensee’s name, and information necessary to contact the sponsoring organization or instructor for verification of attendance.

Hour Maximum

No limit


Self-study or formal study through course work

Documentation

A photocopy of a signed certificate or letter issued by the sponsoring organization or instructor displaying the clock hours, dates of attendance, name of the study or course work, licensee’s name, and information necessary to contact the sponsoring organization or instructor for verification of attendance.

Hour Maximum

No limit


Undergraduate, graduate college, or university course work of a grade “C” or better

Documentation

A course completion notification sheet and a statement describing how the course extends the licensee’s professional skill and knowledge.

Hour Maximum

No limit


Publishing

Documentation

Max Hours

A book

Copy of the book

Ten (10) hours

An article

Copy of the article

Four (4) hours

A chapter of a book

Copy of the chapter or book

Five (5) hours

A film

Copy of the film.

Six (6) hours

A videotape

Copy of videotape

Six (6) hours


Presenting a program, workshop, seminar, or conference of not less than 1.5 hours in duration

Documentation

A brochure, agenda, or similar printed material describing:

·         The content of the presentation, workshop, seminar, or conference;

·         The date, duration, and location of the presentation conference, workshop, or seminar; and

The name of the presenting licensee or a signed certificate or letter from the program organizer if other than the presenting licensee.

Hour Maximum

Four (4) hours


In-service training related to clinical occupational therapy services excluding safety, fire evacuation, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Documentation

A letter from the supervising occupational therapist or other immediate supervisor; and

A licensee’s statement consisting of:

·         Specific topics,

·         Presenters,

·         Dates,

·         Times,

·         Location, and

·         How the training or in-service relates to the clinical practice of occupational therapy or contributes to professional competency

Hour Maximum

Four (4) hours


Course Approval

Continuing education shall contribute to professional competency and the practice of occupational therapy. The Board shall determine if continuing education hours contribute directly to the professional competency and if the continued education hours relate to the clinical practice of occupational therapy.

Reference

A.R.S. § R4-43-20



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