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  • The Role of the Board

    The Board is responsible for protecting the health, safety and welfare of individuals who receive Occupational Therapy services in Oregon.  The ROLE of the Oregon OT Licensing Board is to:  (1) Investigate complaints and take appropriate action; (2) Make and enforce laws and rules regarding OT practice; (3) Establish continuing education requirements; (4) Process applications and issue license and renewals; (5) Collect fees and authorize disbursements of funds.  The MISSION of the Board is to protect the public by supervising Occupational Therapy practice.

    The new Oregon Ethics/Law exam is for all new  applicants as part of the application process.  It is not required for those renewing their license.  See more information under Applications. 

    Click here to view 2014 OT Workforce Data.      Click here to view 2014 OTA Workforce Data.

    Click here to view 2012 OT Workforce Data.      Click here to view 2012 OTA Workforce Data.

    New Rule:  Mental Health and Cultural Competency:  339-010-0007 and 339-020-0025

    New Rule:  Telehealth:   339-010-0006     Telehealth Q and A

    New Rule:  CE and maintenance of NBCOT certification339-020-0010

     Dr. Melissa Soll's OTAO Conference Presentation 10-17-14.pptx


LICENSEE LOOK UP License renewals closed

CLICK here TO VERIFY any OT or OT Assistant licensed in Oregon by name, license number or city.

If you need a verification of your license to be sent to another state:

To request that a verification be sent to another state, send an e-mail to the Director Felicia.M.Holgate@state.or.us and give the exact address where it needs to go. We do not need their form.  There is no charge.



Make changes within 30 days by email to the Director, Felicia.M.Holgate@state.or.us




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Important information for Oregonians


If you did not renew your license by May 31, 2014 please contact the Board office to obtain a reinstatement form.  You will need to fill out the form, send in the fee and take the law/ethics exam required for all applicants.


One-time Pain Management CE:

All new applicants have 2 years to complete a CE Pain Management requirement.  It is part of the required 30 CE points and includes the Pain Commission 1-hour free on-line presentation and 6 additional hours.  Any class on the Pain Commission site can be used.  Go to : http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPR/PMC/Pages/index.aspx

Anyone completing the Pain CE requirement is asked to send an e-mail to Director Felicia.M.Holgate@state.or.us giving the name of the class(es), provider(s), # of credits, and dates completed. We will add that to your data base. 



If you are an OT Assistant working in Oregon, your current Supervision Form must be filed in the board office - signed by you and your supervising OTR.  If supervision changes, the OTA is responsible to send in a new supervision form prior to start of work.



If you want to reinstate your license, and it lapsed in the last 2 years, contact the Director, Felicia.M.Holgate@state.or.us to obtain a reinstatement form.  Please send in your CE certificates showing you have the required 30 points. 

If you were licensed more than 2 years ago, fill out a new Application form and follow instructions, except you do not need state verifications for those state verifications we already will have in your file.