Continuing Education Insight
Tennessee OT practitioners have a special surprise waiting for them on the last day of their birth month. It's not the kind of present you'd expect for a birthday, like flowers, candy, or gift cards. SURPRISE! It's your CE requirement! Before you sigh so hard you blow your birthday candles out, I encourage you to think of it as your gift to your patients and the people you help every day at your practice. When your skills are sharpened and you're armed with the latest information in your field, you're equipped to give someone the best gift of all - the ability to "live life to its fullest!"
Both occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants licensed in this state are required to complete 24 hours of CE courses in order to qualify for renewal. The period for completing this requirement is 2 years (happy birthday! You get one year off...). There is a 12 hour home study limit implemented by the board, so plan to attend a few occupational therapy conferences along the way. Additionally, OTs and OTAs must include ethics in the lineup for their CE courses.
For more information about the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Requirements, please visit their website.
This post was provided by Lindsey Tatum from Milestone Continuing Education.
Milestone Continuing Education (7487) is an AOTA Approved Provider for Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant online continuing competency. Look for our discount on the homepage of RehabEdge.com.
Disclaimer: It is ultimately the responsibility of the practitioner to be aware of changes to their continuing education requirements. Check your state board’s website to insure you are up to date on your requirements, as they frequently change.