Our courses can provide professional development units (PDUs) to Occupational Therapists (OTs) licensed in California who take our courses if the OT determines that the course is related to his/her area of practice.
The California Board of Occupational Therapy does not require OTs to take courses from approved providers. OTs need to complete 24 PDUs of which 50% of the required number of PDUs must be directly related to the delivery of occupational therapy services. The remaining units (up to 12) can be in other areas related to their practice. Our live six-hour courses will provide OTs with six PDUs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q - Do Occupational Therapists (OTs) licensed in California need to complete continuing education?
A - Yes. According to the California Board of Occupational Therapy, all occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants renewing a license or certificate in active status must certify that they completed the required number professional development units (PDU) through participation in professional development activities.
Q - Do I need to submit documentation of my PDUs with my renewal form?
A - No. You do not need to submit documentation of your PDUs with your renewal form; however, you are required to maintain documentation for a period of four (4) years following the renewal period.
Q - Do I need to complete specific courses from an approved provider.
A - One half (1/2) of the required number of PDUs must be directly related to the delivery of occupational therapy services. The remaining units can be in other areas related to your practice. The Board does not require that you take courses from approved providers.
Q - Must all of my courses be live?
A - No. You are also allowed to take online or home study courses, as long as a course completion certificate is provided.
Q - What if I complete more PDUs than I need?
A - If you earn more than the required number of PDUs within your renewal period, a maximum of six (6) PDUs may be carried to the next renewal period.