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California OT Continuing Education Update
By: Lindsey Tatum, Milestone Continuing Education

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We're traveling to the Golden Coast of California to review the occupational therapy continuing education requirements for practitioners licensed in this state! Catch a wave over to The Occupational Therapy Association of California ‘s website to review the details. Here’s a quick overview:

The California OT board requires OTs and OTAs to complete 24 hours of CE courses to qualify for license renewal. At least half of these hours (12) must come from CE courses directly related to the practice of Occupational Therapy. The remaining 12 or fewer hours may focus on other topics outside of practice techniques and skills.

The renewal period during which the 24 hours must be completed is two years. The specific deadline is unique to each practitioner as it is based on the date of their license. One hour of continuing education is considered equal to 60 clock minutes, and up to 6 hours may be carried over if more than the required 24 hours is obtained during the renewal period. The OT Association in California also requires practitioners to keep record of their courses for at least four years, so don’t lose track of your certificates of completion!

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

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.



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