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Wyoming OT Continuing Education

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

Occupational Therapists: OTs licensed in Wyoming must complete thirty-two (32) hours of continuing education every two (2) years.

New Licensees:  A licensee who becomes licensed during an odd-numbered year need only complete and report sixteen (16) hours of continuing education at the first even- numbered year after they become licensed.

A licensee who becomes licensed during an even-numbered year prior to July 31 need only complete and report thirty-two (32) hours of continuing education at the next even-numbered year.

OTAs: OTAs licensed in Wyoming must complete thirty-two (32) hours of continuing education every two (2) years.

How is contact hour defined?

"Contact Hour" means one (1) hour engaging in continuing education.

How long is the reporting period?

Two (2) years.

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

Continuing education hours may only be submitted if they are earned during the three (3) years immediately preceding the annual license renewal.

Extra hours submitted will not be carried over, and courses may not be split unless a separate attendance verification is obtained for separate sections of the education provided.

Are there any specific requirements for continuing education?


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

Continuing education credit is available for live courses, on-line courses, college courses beyond degree requirements, written courses or conferences.

Are there limitations on the types of courses that can be taken?

No more than four (4) of the licensee’s thirty-two (32) continuing education hours submitted may be made up of classes that are less than one hour in length.

What type of approval is needed for the courses?


What type of courses or activities are not allowed?

Employment orientation, employment training not specific to occupational therapy, facility-specific documentation training, CPR and First Aid classes do not count toward continuing education requirements.

A licensee may obtain continuing education credit for hours spent presenting a class if:

    • The licensee is the primary presenter or a co-presenter;
    • The licensee only submits the course for continuing education once.
    • Time spent preparing the class is not included for credit; and
    • The licensee shall submit a copy of the presentation, and a program agenda that includes the presentation title, presenter’s name, date and time of the presentation.

What are the reporting requirements?

All licensees shall report their number of continuing education hours every even numbered year in conjunction with the licensee’s application for renewal.

How long must continuing education records be retained?

Licensees are required to keep documentation of their continuing education hours, to be submitted to the board upon audit. The documentation of verification of attendance shall include:

    • Name of licensee;
    • Title of course;
    • Date of attendance;
    • Number of hours earned;
    • ·Signature of the person verifying the attendance.
    • If the class is not sponsored by the NBCOT, AOTA, or WYOTA the licensee must also present a copy of the conference flyer, agenda, or written course description of the course on the continuing education log sheet.




All renewals received after June 15 must submit proof of continuing education hours for audit.


083.0001.3 Wyo. Code R. Ch. 2 § 2

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