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Oregon OT Continuing Education

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

Occupational Therapists: Thirty (30) CE points.

New Licensees: All applicants for licensure will either be current on their NBCOT certification (National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy) or will need thirty (30) points of Board approved continuing education two years prior to becoming licensed in Oregon.

OTAs:  Thirty (30) CE points.

How is credit hour defined?

One (1) point equals one contact hour.

How long is the reporting period?


May 1st of each even numbered year.

Are there any specific requirements for continuing education?

A one-time requirement of seven (7) points of CE on Pain Management.


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

Sixteen (16) to thirty (30) required CE points must come from categories 1-11:

Attendance at university, college or vocational technical adult education courses at or above practice level.

Four points per credit hour. 

Documentation of successful completion required.

Attendance at seminars, workshops, or institutes.

One point per direct hour of content.

Completion of educational telecommunication network or on-line courses.

Points as awarded by certificate or per credit.

Certificate of successful completion required.

Attendance at educational sessions relating to occupational therapy sponsored by OTAO, AOTA, AOTA approved providers, and NBCOT or professional academic institutions relating to occupational therapy.

One point per hour of attendance

Certificate of attendance required.

Satisfactory completion of American Occupational Therapy Association approved courses/materials or courses/materials offered by AOTA approved providers.

Points per certificate on completion.

Documentation of satisfactory completion required.


Publication of article in non-peer reviewed publication.

Publication of chapter(s) in occupational therapy or related textbook.

Five (5) points per article.

Ten (10) points per chapter.

Copy of publications required

Professional presentation (person presenting).

Presentation must be at practice level for credit, e.g. CNA training would not be acceptable.

Two (2) points per hour with no additional points for subsequent presentation of same content. 

Course outline must be provided.

Development of alternative media (computer software, video or audio tapes).

Three (3) points/hr of finished product. 

Outline required.

Completing requirements for occupational therapy specialty certification (initial or recertification one time only for each specialty).

Twelve (12) points.

Copy of certificate required.


Principal — Eight (8) points.

Associate — Six (6) points.

Abstract of the research is retained to prove participation.

Development and implementation of a school approved Level II student program (one time only and completed within a year).

Four points.

Copy of program must be provided.

A limit of fourteen (14) of the required CE points may be accrued from categories 12-18.

In-service training.

One point per hour of attendance.

Attendance at videotaped presentations of educational courses, seminars, workshops or institutes (group viewing with discussion).

One-half point per direct hour of viewing with additional points for discussion.

Limit: Seven (7) points.

Student supervision, Level I and Level II Fieldwork.

One point for eight (8) hours of supervision.

Doctorate student supervision, OT Experiential level work.

One point for eight (8) hours of supervision.


One point for every eight (8) hours contract mentoring with documentation.

Points may be obtained for both the mentor and the mentee.

Professional leadership on a Board or Commission relating to OT — Volunteer services to organizations, populations, and individuals that advance the reliance on and use of one's occupational therapy skills and experiences to the volunteer setting or experience.

Ten (10) hours equal two (2) points.

Up to four (4) points a year with documentation.

Re-Entry Supervisors: Therapists providing supervision under OAR 339-010-0016.

One point for eight (8) hours.

What are the reporting requirements?

Persons seeking to renew their license or to restore a lapsed license shall submit with their application a signed statement certifying that they have completed CE requirements.

How long must continuing education records be retained?

Licensees must maintain a record of conĀ­tinuing education for a minimum of four (4) years and provide these records to the Board upon request.


The Board may, in individual cases involving physical disability or illness, or undue hardship, grant waivers of the minimum continuing education requirements or extensions of time within which to fulfill the same or make the required reports. Applications for waiver shall be made to the Board in writing at least two months prior to license expiration.


OAR 339-020

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