Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy Requirements

CE Requirements:

Occupational Therapists (OT) are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education approved by the board every 2 years. A minimum of 20 hours shall be clinical in nature.

Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) are required to complete 15 hours of continuing education approved by the board every 2 years. A minimum of 10 hours shall be clinical in nature.

Training for Identifying and Reporting Abuse

Iowa-licensed occupational therapists shall complete an approved training program in identifying and reporting abuse. An approved training program is a training program using a curriculum approved by the abuse education review panel of the Department of Public Health. Continuing education credit from these courses can be used for license renewal if an approved provider gives the course and continuing education credit is awarded. At the time of renewal, the licensee will be required to document completion of the training requirements.

An Iowa-licensed occupational therapist who regularly provides primary health care to children shall complete:

  • Two hours of training in child abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years.


An Iowa-licensed occupational therapist who regularly provides primary health care to adults shall complete:

  • Two hours of training in dependent adult abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years.

 

An Iowa-licensed occupational therapist who regularly provides primary health care to adults and children shall complete training on the identification and reporting of abuse in dependent adults and children. This training may be completed through two separate courses or in one combined two-hour course that includes curricula for identifying and reporting child abuse and dependent adult abuse.


For more information visit the Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy