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IMPORTANT 2019 FEE CHANGE INFORMATION

Governor signs BOTP Fee change into law May 30th, 2019 
The Governor and the legislature approved fee changes for occupational therapy practitioners in the State of Minnesota. The change will provide the necessary funds to continue establishment of the Board and ensure financial solubility. The Board receives no general funds to support its operations but must operate solely on revenue generated by the Board. A fee change will ensure the Board meets its key legislatively assigned responsibilities of public protection and the enforcement of competent and ethical practice. 
 
In 2007, the fees were set to the current level. The number of practitioners in Minnesota has increased significantly since that time. Operating costs (e.g. information technology and legal costs) continue to increase. The current fees do not cover the cost of operations and establishment of the new Board. The Board has established a pattern of highly responsive customer service which requires significant staff time. 
 
When will the fees change? 
July 1st, 2019, the start of the new fiscal year, is the projected target date for the fee change. 
 
Any renewals, late renewals, new applications for full license, temporary license applications, or duplicate license requests received on or after July 1st, 2019 are subject to the new fees. 
 
When did the fees last increase? 
Occupational Therapy Practitioners have never had a fee increase. The initial registration process began in 1996-1997. At that time, the fees for an occupational therapy license (new or renewal) were $180 AND a $62 surcharge (Total: $242.00). Occupational therapy assistant new/renewal fees were $100 AND a $36 surcharge (total: $136.00). 
 
Fee Details:
 
Occupational Therapist New Application/Renewal
  • Current Fee (2007 to June 30th, 2019): $145.00
  • Fee July 1st, 2019 and After: $185.00
Occupational Therapy Assistant New Application/Renewal
  • Current Fee (2007 to June 30th, 2019): $80.00
  • Fee July 1st, 2019 and After: $105.00
Late Renewal Fee*
  • Current Fee (2007 to June 30th, 2019): $25.00
  • Fee July 1st, 2019 and After: $50.00
Temporary License Fee
  • Current Fee (2007 to June 30th, 2019): $50.00
  • Fee July 1st, 2019 and After: $75.00
Duplicate License Fee
  • Current Fee (2007 to June 30th, 2019): $25.00
  • Fee July 1st, 2019 and After: $30.00
 
*Per Minnesota Statute §148.6423 subd 2 (d), the late fee applies to all renewals submitted less than 30 days before the end of the licensure period. Late renewals occurring July 1, 2019 or after for the June 30, 2019 renewal date will be subject to the new rates.
 
See the full Minnesota Statute here for additional information regarding each license type. 

Online Services

The following processes occur through your online account:

  • License Renewal for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • New applications for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Temporary license applications
  • Address, practice location, phone and email address updates
  • Minnesota License Verification Requests (active and inactive licensees may access their online account)
Carefully review directions for each process to ensure you complete all required components.

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Renewals

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Previous login credentials used with the Minnesota Department Of Health are no longer valid for online renewals with the Board. For the first renewal, all licensees are required to Register to Access Site.

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Criminal Background Check

Minnesota Statute §214.075 requires that all applicants for initial licensure, licensure by endorsement, reinstatement of a license after a year, or interstate licensure compact applicants complete a criminal background check. Click here for more information

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