OTA Renewal Information
Past login credentials previously used with the MN Department Of Health, are no longer valid for online renewals with the Board. All licensees are required to Register a New Licensee Account upon the first renewal.
Complete the online renewal process:
- Complete the online renewal process by logging in through the Licensee Login;
- Affirm having met or expecting to meet minimum continuing education (CE) requirements prior to the license expiration date in compliance with continuing education requirements outlined in the Minnesota Statute §148.6443 (CE tracking forms are located under the Continuing Education menu option for your convenience);
- CE tracking log and support documents should NOT be submitted to the Board office unless you are selected and notified by the Board of a CE audit. Directions for completing the CE audit are included in the notification letter;
- Submit renewal fees required under Minnesota Statute §148.6445;
- Additional information may be requested by the Board to clarify information presented in the renewal application.
License renewal may be verified through the online Look Up A License
link located at the top of our website. Your license will reflect the new renewal date immediately following submission of payment. Ensure you receive email confirmation of payment. Renewal license cards will be mailed to the mailing address on file.
To avoid a late fee, be sure to renew your license no less than thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date listed on your license card. A $25.00 late fee will be assessed for renewals that are submitted online during the thirty (30) days prior to or after the renewal deadline.
The Board makes every effort to send renewal notices at least sixty (60) calendar days before the expiration date listed on your license card. The notice will be mailed to the last known address on file with the Board. This will include directions for completing the online renewal process, notice of fees and required continuing education hours. Per Minnesota Statute §148.6423 Subd. 3, the licensee's failure to receive notice does not relieve the licensee of the obligation to meet the renewal deadline and other requirements for license renewal.
Auditing of continuing education:
The Board will be conducting audits on a percentage of continuing education reports based upon random selection. As a licensee, it is your responsibility to maintain documentation for a minimum of two (2) years after the last day of the biennial licensure period in which the contact hours were earned. (MN Statute §148.6443 Subd. 6 Auditing Continuing Education Reports). The Board only requires a licensee to present CE documents if audited.
Renewal of licensure thirty (30) days or less after expiration date:
Individuals that have missed the renewal deadline, may renew online until thirty (30) days after the expiration date. Any renewals after the expiration date will require submission of Continuing Education audit documentation, Employment and Practice verification form, and other documentation as requested by the Board to verify practice status.
Renewal of licensure more than thirty (30) days after the expiration date:
If your license has been expired more than thirty (30) days (you may verify this through the Online License Lookup Tool
) you must contact the Board office to request the late renewal application documents. Listed below are the general requirements. Additional information and requirements are based upon the time elapsed since the license expiration.
All licensees will be required to submit the following:
- Application form (provided by the Board Office upon request)
- Evidence of CE completion
- License verification for licenses held in other states or jurisdictions
- other information as requested by the Board Office
For additional information, review Minnesota Statute §148.6425, Renewal of License; After Expiration Date.
Non renewal of licensure:
Individuals not renewing their license by the expiration date will be removed from the list of persons authorized to practice occupational therapy and use the protected titles. Persons not intending to renew their license, should notify the Board office.
If you have specific questions about the application process contact the Board office directly.