mandates licensee participation in a continuing education program for license
renewal. All activities taken to complete this requirement must meet the
definition of continuing education as outlined in this section. The licensee is
solely responsible for keeping accurate documentation of all continuing
education activities and for selecting continuing education as per the
requirements in this chapter.
of Continuing Education; also known as CE. Continuing Education - Professional
development activities that meet the requirements in this chapter and directly
concern one or more of the following:
occupational therapy practice as defined in §
this title (relating to Definitions);
(B) health conditions treated by occupational
(C) ethical or regulatory
matters in occupational therapy; or
(D) occupational therapy documentation or
reimbursement for occupational therapy services.
Unacceptable Activities. Unacceptable
professional development activities not eligible for continuing education
include but are not limited to:
non-instructional time frames such as breaks, meals, introductions, and
(C) Exhibit hall
(D) Courses that
provide information about the work setting's philosophy, policies, or
procedures or designed to educate employees about a specific work
(E) Courses in topics
concerning professionalism or customer service.
(F) Courses such as: social work; defensive
driving; water safety; team building; GRE, GMAT, MCAT preparation; general
foreign languages; disposal of hazardous waste; patient privacy; CPR; First
Aid; HIPAA; and FERPA.
Required Continuing Education Hours.
(1) Unless otherwise specified in this
chapter, 1 hour of continuing education is equal to 1 contact hour.
(2) All licensees must complete a minimum of
24 contact hours every two years during the period of time the license is
current in order to renew the license. Licensees must provide proof of
completion of contact hours at the Board's request.
Training on Human Trafficking. As part of
the minimum hours of required continuing education for each renewal, licensees
must complete a training course on human trafficking that is approved by the
Health and Human Services Commission. Documentation of completion of a training
course is a certificate of completion or letter of verification indicating
(A) Pre-Approved Credit and
Additional Credit. The completion of one training course per renewal period to
meet the training requirement is pre-approved for continuing education credit
up to a maximum of 2 contact hours. Additional continuing education credit may
be earned for a training course exceeding 2 hours if the additional hours meet
the requirements of this chapter.
(B) Repeated Course. A specific training
course completed during one renewal period to meet the training requirement may
be completed again during the next renewal period to meet the training
requirement for that next renewal. Up to a maximum of 2 contact hours from the
repeated course are exempt from subsection (c) of this section and may be
applied toward license renewal.
(4) Licensees who submit their renewal with
all required items prior to the month when their license expires may count CE
completed during their license's expiration month for their next renewal
continuing education activity may be counted only one time in two renewal
(d) Activities approved or
offered by the American Occupational Therapy Association or the Texas
Occupational Therapy Association are pre-approved for CE credit for license
renewal. The Board will review its approval process and continuation thereof
for educational activities at least every five years.
(e) Program providers are prohibited from
self-promotion of programs, products, and/or services during the presentation
of the program.
Tex. Admin. Code §
The provisions of this
§367.1 adopted to be effective October 11, 1994, 19 TexReg 7714; amended
to be effective January 1, 1996, 20 TexReg 10907; amended to be effective
February 2, 1999, 24 TexReg 606; amended to be effective February 3, 2000, 25
TexReg 818; amended to be effective August 21, 2000, 25 TexReg 8063; amended to
be effective July 22, 2001, 26 TexReg 5441; amended to be effective January 1,
2003, 27 TexReg 12015; amended to be effective October 27, 2003, 28 TexReg
9291; amended to be effective August 29, 2006, 31 TexReg 6801; amended to be
effective May 31, 2007, 32 TexReg 2880; amended to be effective February 25,
2008, 33 TexReg 1603; amended to be effective February 14, 2013, 38 TexReg 676;
Register, Volume 40, Number 36, September 4, 2015, TexReg
5802, eff. 10/1/2015; Amended by
Register, Volume 41, Number 23, June 3, 2016, TexReg
7/1/2016; Amended by
Register, Volume 42, Number 20, May 19, 2017, TexReg
6/1/2017; Amended by
Register, Volume 44, Number 33, August 16, 2019, TexReg
9/1/2019; Amended by
Register, Volume 45, Number 33, August 14, 2020, TexReg
9/1/2020; Amended by
Register, Volume 47, Number 07, February 18, 2022, TexReg