Washington Occupational Therapy & Occupational Therapy Assistant Continuing Education

Washington Accepts OnlineCE.com Courses


Washington Continuing Education Requirements:

OT: 30 hrs biennially - Washington Accepts 30 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
OTA: 30 hrs biennially - Washington Accepts 30 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses


Special Requirement:

Beginning January 1, 2014, OT and OTAs are required to complete at least 3 hrs of CE in suicide assessment every 6 years. This CE must be an empirically supported training in suicide assessment that includes risk assessment, screening, and referral.


WAC 246-847-066: Suicide assessment training standards
(1) A qualifying training in suicide assessment must:
(a) Be an empirically supported training in suicide assessment that includes risk assessment, screening, and referral;
(b) Be provided by a single provider and must be at least three hours in length which may be provided in one or more sessions.
(2) The hours spent completing a training program in suicide assessment under this section count toward meeting any applicable continued  competency requirements.
(3) Nothing in this section is intended to expand or limit the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant scope of practice.


NBCOT: 36 hours of continuing education every 3 years. The NBCOT accepts 36 hours of OnlineCE courses. OnlineCE is an approved provider of the AOTA # 4023

Continuing Education Requirements by NBCOT

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) is the national governing body responsible for credentialing Occupational Therapists (OTR) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA). In order to maintain current certification as an OTR or OTA, therapists must meet all NBCOT continuing education (CE) requirements. A total of thirty-six (36) professional development units during a three year cycle are required. A maximum of 36 hours can be obtained through OnlineCE.com Online Continuing Education Courses.


State of Washington Continuing Education Requirements

Washington Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. Washington continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, Washington OT/OTA licensee's are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the Washington continuing education requirements.


The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.


AOTA Approved Provider #4023


Continuing education courses offered on OnlineCE.com provide Online CEU for Washington Occupational Therapists (OT) and Washington Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA). The online courses enhance the knowledge bases of OT/OTA to enhance clinical therapy practice. Free 1 hour AOTA approved online home study CE credit course for new Washington Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant registered users at www.OnlineCE.com


Revised: 2017-04-17 08:42:02


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