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Washington Occupational Therapy License Reinstatement

Three Years or Less

If the license has expired for three years or less, the practitioner must meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2 (See Below).

Three Years or More

If the license has expired for over three years, and the practitioner has been in active practice in another United States jurisdiction, the practitioner must:

    • Submit verification of active practice from any other United States jurisdiction;
    • Meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

If the license has expired for over three years, and the practitioner has not been in active practice in another United States jurisdiction, the practitioner must:

    • Either provide evidence of having passed the examination within the previous two-year period or provide evidence of successfully completing a board-approved educational program specifically designed for occupational therapists or occupational therapy assistants preparing for reentry into the field of occupational therapy;
    • Meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

246-12 WAC, Part 2:

The expiration date for all credentials is the practitioner's birthday, except for faculty or postgraduate education credentials authorized by law.

A credential period may be one or two years. To determine the renewal cycle, refer to the individual laws and rules pertaining to your profession.

To renew a credential, the practitioner must:

    • Pay the renewal fee;
    • Pay the substance abuse monitoring surcharge, if required by the profession; and
    • Provide written declarations or documentation, if required for the profession.

Prior to the 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 credential renewal requirement.

Renewal fees are accepted by the department no sooner than ninety days prior to the expiration date.


WAC 246-847-068

WAC 246-12-030

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