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Washington Occupational Therapy Inactive and Retired Status
A practitioner may apply for an inactive credential if he or she meets the following criteria:
To obtain an inactive credential, the practitioner must notify the department of health in writing of the intent to obtain an inactive credential.
The practitioner may obtain an inactive credential at any time the criteria in subsection (1) of this section are met. The fee for the initial inactive credential will be due when the active credential expires. Portions of the current renewal fee will not be prorated or refunded for the remaining active renewal cycle.
Renewal of an Inactive Credential
To renew an inactive credential, the practitioner must:
To determine the renewal cycle, refer to the individual laws and rules pertaining to your profession.
Inactive credential renewal fees are accepted by the department no sooner than ninety days prior to the expiration date.
Prior to the inactive credential expiration date, courtesy renewal notices are mailed to the address on file. Practitioners should return the renewal notice when renewing their credential. Failure to receive a courtesy renewal notice does not relieve or exempt the inactive credential renewal requirement.
Return to Active Status
To change an inactive credential to an active credential status the practitioner must: