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The board’s mission is to protect the public through effective licensure and enforcement of the statutes and rules governing the practice of occupational therapy to reasonably ensure a standard of competent and ethical practice.


Effective January 1, 2018, the newly created Board of Occupational Therapy Practice became responsible for the Occupational Therapy Licensing Program.
Reminder: Minnesota statute requires that all licensees maintain up to date contact, employment and name information. Ensure that you update this information within 30 days of a change.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Past login credentials previously used with the MN Department Of Health, are no longer valid for online renewals with the Board. Upon the first renewal, all licensees are required to Register a Licensee Account. The online services are most compatible with Google Chrome.
The November 30th, 2018 online renewal is now live. Please visit the OTA Renewal page for further instructions on how to complete the online renewal process. 
The February 28th, 2019 online renewal is now live. Please visit the OT Renewal page for further instructions on how to complete the online renewal process. 

Online Services

The following processes will occur primarily through the online portal:
  • License Renewal for OT and OTA
  • New applications for OT and OTA
  • Temporary license applications
  • Address, practice location, phone and email address updates
  • Minnesota License Verification Requests (Active licensees may access their online account. Inactive licensees may contact the Board office for the paper request form)
Please CLOSELY REVIEW the application directions for each licensure to ensure you are completing all required components of your application type.

Criminal Background Check

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 214.075, effective January 1, 2018, applicants for licensure will be required to submit to a criminal history records check. Once the fee is paid, the Health Licensing Board Background Check office will contact applicants with instructions on how to comply with the background check requirements. 
Please note: The additional $32.00 background check requirement is only for new Occupational Therapy practitioners (or those expired in MN more than one year). If you are renewing your existing occupational therapy license (in a timely manner) you do NOT have to complete a Criminal Background Check.
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