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Continuing Education Reporting Record Forms

Continuing Education Hours

The specific number of continuing education hours needed for your renewal was sent with your most recent renewal mailing and the last approval letter to which your wallet card was attached. If you are unsure of the number of continuing education hours needed, you can contact the Board at the contact information below.


Subdivision 1. General requirements. A licensed occupational therapist must obtain a minimum of 24 contact hours of continuing education in the two-year licensure period. A licensed occupational therapy assistant must obtain a minimum of 18 contact hours of continuing education in the two-year licensure period. All continuing education coursework must be obtained between the effective date and expiration dates of the license. Licensees who are issued licenses for a period of less than two years shall obtain a prorated number of contact hours required for licensure renewal based on the number of months licensed during the two-year licensure period.

Continuing Education Sponsorship

Continuing Education requirements are regulated through Minnesota Statutes 148.6443

There is no authority or process for pre-approval of continuing education course work. Sponsors of CE and occupational therapy practitioners are responsible for following the requirements of MN Statute 148.6443 Continuing Education Requirements.

CE for Supervision of Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant Students

Contact hours may be earned for supervision of students.  The statute is as follows:

Subd. 3 (d) (2):(d) A licensee may obtain a maximum of six contact hours in any two-year continuing education period for:

(2) supervising occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant students. A licensee may earn one contact hour for every eight hours of student supervision. Licensees must maintain a log indicating the name of each student supervised and the hours each student was supervised. Contact hours obtained by student supervision must be obtained by supervising students from an occupational therapy education program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education;

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