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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.

The October 31st, 2018 online renewal is now live. Please visit our Renewal page for OTs for instructions on creating an online account and completing your online license renewal.


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.
Renewal Notices for the June 30, 2018 renewal period were mailed on Friday April 6, 2018. Be sure to follow the step by step directions available to set up your new account and complete your renewal.
Renewal Notices for the October 31, 2018 renewal period will be mailed in early August. Be sure to closely follow the step by step directions available to set up your new account and complete your renewal.
The following application types will occur primarily through the online portal:
  • License Renewal for OT and OTA
  • New applications for OT and OTA
  • Temporary license applications
  • Address and practice location updates
Many of these will include components that must be submitted in paper. Please CLOSELY REVIEW the application directions for each licensure to ensure you are completing all required components of your application type.
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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