California Occupational Therapy Assistant Continuing Education

California Accepts Courses


California Continuing Education Requirements:

OTA: 24 PDUs biennially - California Accepts 24 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

NOTE: One (1) hour of participation in a professional development activity qualifies for one PDU


California OTA's may select from any of our Online Continuing Education Courses.


Please scroll down to view courses accepted and their approval code/langauge.  When logged in, as long as your licenses are entered on your account, each course is clearly identified as being approved or not approved.

California Post professional CE required for Advanced Practice:

  • Hand Therapy - 45 hours
  • Physical Agent Modalities - 30 hours
  • Swallowing Assessment, treatment/intervention - 45 hours


Please click here for a listing of courses specifically approved for California Post Professional CE for Advanced 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 Online Continuing Education Courses.


State of California Continuing Education Requirements

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


The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.


AOTA Approved Provider #4023


Continuing education courses offered on provide Online CEU for California Occupational Therapists (OT) and California 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 California Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant registered users at