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All active licensees who were valid for less than twelve (12) months, no continuing competency is required for renewal. If the license is valid for twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) months, nine (9) hours of continuing competency is required for renewal. If the license was valid for twenty-four (24) months, eighteen (18) hours of continuing competency is required for renewal. Nine (9) hours must be Category I courses; not more than nine (9) hours may be earned through Category II credits. IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED YOUR CC – do not renew your license until you have met the requirements.
Eighteen (18) hours of continuing competency are required for each license renewal.
Programs MUST be approved by the Committee or be sponsored by one of the following:
Continuing competency hours must be obtained within the biennial renewal period; and may not be carried over from one (1) licensure period to another.
If a license or certificate is valid for less than twelve (12) months, no continuing competency is required for renewal. If the license or certificate is valid for twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) months, nine (9) hours of continuing competency is required for renewal.
Audits for compliance with continuing competency requirements and actions regarding noncompliance will be conducted as provided for in IC 25-1-4.
A license or certificate holder must do the following:
During each two (2) year license period, an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant must complete at least eighteen (18) hours of continuing competency of which at least nine (9) hours must be in Category I courses.
An occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant may not earn more than nine (9) Category II credit hours towards the requirements under this section.
All eighteen (18) hours of the continuing competency requirements may be obtained through distance learning methods provided it is obtained from an approved provider.
Category I continuing competency courses include the following and must be at least one (1) contact hour in length:
Category II continuing competency activities include the following:
Continuing education courses offered by accredited colleges are acceptable for purposes of this rule if the course content is designed to directly enhance the practitioner's knowledge and skill in providing services relevant to the practice of occupational therapy.
The following conversion will be used for this type of credit:
Individuals or organizations applying for approval as sponsors of category I continuing competency courses must submit a written application for approval at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the individual's or organization's presentation of a program for continuing competency credit.
The written request for approval shall include the following:
The individual or organization is responsible for monitoring attendance in such a way that verification of attendance throughout the program can be reliably assured.
Approval of the individual or organization will be valid for a maximum period of two (2) years. The individual or organization is responsible for applying to the committee for approval.