Washington Occupational Therapy Continuing Education

Washington Accepts OnlineCE.com Courses


Washington Continuing Education Requirements:

OT: 30 hrs biennially - Washington Accepts 29 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

A minimum of 20 hours must directly relate to the practice of OT


Special Requirement:

Beginning January 1, 2014, OT's 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.


Requires 3 hours of suicide screening and assessment - See our Topic Suicide Assessment and take Washington State Suicide Assessment and Referral.  This course has been approved by the Washington Department of Health as an approved training program for the mandated Suicide Assessment CE requirement and is listed on the Model List of suicide training for health professionals


This one-time training must be completed by the end of the first full reporting period after January 1, 2016 or during the first full continuing education reporting period after initial licensure, whichever is later. These hours are to is included in the total CE hours due, not in addition to. See ChiroCredit.com topic: Suicide Assessment.

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


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.


Continuing Education Requirements for Certified Hand Therapists:  

The Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) is the governing body that is responsible for credentialing certified hand therapists (CHT). In order to maintain the CHT credential, a CHT must accumulate a minimum of 80 contact hours of professional development activities during their five-year accrual period. Professional development hours may be earned in seven different categories. OnlineCE.com offers courses in 3 Categories: A, B and C.

Category A - Formal Courses in Upper Extremity Therapy, 3 hours or more in length. All 80 hours can be earned in this category. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

Category B - Informal Courses in Upper Extremity Therapy, less than 3 hours in length. Maximum accepted: 30 hours per 5-year accrual cycle. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

Category C - Formal Courses with General Clinical OT or PT content. Maximum accepted: 20 hours per 5-year accrual cycle. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

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