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Cultural Competency CE Requirement

Effective July 1, 2020, ALL licensed Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants are required to complete at least one hour on Cultural Competency per renewal period.  This requirement is in compliance with HB 2011 (2019). 


Here is the rule:

OAR 339-020-0025    CE in Cultural Competency

(1) Effective July 1, 2020, all currently licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants must complete at least one hour on Cultural Competency during each license renewal cycle.

(2) Beginning in 2022, demonstration of completion of required Cultural Competency CE must be provided in a format prescribed by the Board during every license renewal.

(3) This required CE in Cultural Competency may also be used towards satisfying the Occupational Therapy CE requirement under OAR 339-020-0010.

(4) The Board encourages all licensees to obtain Cultural Competency CE from the approved list, promulgated by the Oregon Health Authority. The Board shall also accept Cultural Competency CE that is not obtained from the Oregon Health Authority's approved list, to the extent the Board determines that Cultural Competency CE claimed teaches the Cultural Competency skills recognized by the Oregon Health Authority in rules that are effective at the time the Cultural Competency CE is obtained.  However, the Board will not pre-approve Cultural Competency CE outside the approved list promulgated by the Oregon Health Authority.


For step-by-step instructions for adding your cultural competency CE to the License Portal:  OTLB License Portal Tutorial - Filing Cultural Competency.pdf


Here are links to the relevant rules: 

339-020-0025  CE in Cultural Competency

339-020-0080  CE Certification

339-020-0010  CE Requirements for Current Licensees

OHA Cultural Competence Continuing Education website:


Find an OHA-Approved CCCE Training

This is a growing list of OHA-approved training opportunities, based upon criteria for high quality and standards of excellence in cultural competency education.


AOTA:  "Occupational Therapy and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion"  Member price:  $19.95 / Non-member price:  $29.95

Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1 contact hour)

Click here

OSU College of Pharmacy:  Cultural Competence and Preventing Health Disparities - 2 hrs of CC CE



 More Cultural Competency CE courses:  

 Diverse Communities


1.25 /$100

Patient-Centered Care for Culturally Diverse Patients


2 / $100

I Don't See Color: How Your Own Cultural Identity Shapes Your Clinical Practice (No Cost Course!)

MedBridge1.5 / Free
Cultural Humility with transgender and nonbinary people


1.75 / $34

Cultural Sensitivity in the Health Care Workplace


1.25 / $100

Implicit Bias: Strategies to Counter Bias in Clinical Interactions

MedBridge2 / $100
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Maternal Health Care (No Cost Course!)

US Department of Health and Human Services

2 / FREE

Cultural Competency 201

1 / $24

Cultural Competence and Preventing Health Disparities

Oregon State University- College of Pharmacy

2 / $60

Cultural Competency and Ethics for Healthcare ProfessionalsPortland Community College-Institute for Health Professionals

6 / $119

Understanding the Diversity of Legal Blindness Its Impacts and Solutions - Part 1 Basics

Adaptability for Life

4 / $97

Cultural Considerations in the Healthcare Field

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization4 / Unknown
Comprehensibility: Tools for Increasing Connection and Understanding Across Cultures

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization4 / Unknown
Preparing for Health Equity in the 21st CenturyOrganizational Cultural Competence Assessment and Training (OCCAT)

4.5 / $125

Working With Specific Populations: Hispanic/Latino

Quality Interactions Inc

1 / $55

Creating a Welcoming Environment for LGBTQ Individuals

Quality Interactions Inc

1 / $55

Cross-Cultural Care in Mental Health and Depression

Quality Interactions Inc

1 / $55

Recognizing & Overcoming Unconscious Bias

Quality Interactions Inc

1 / $55

ResCUE Model for CrossCultural Clinical Care

Quality Interactions Inc

1 / $55

Dispelling the Illusion of Communication: Tips for Engaging LEP Patients

Amada Wheeler-KayUnknown


Board does not endorse any specific CE classes, though the CE approved by AOTA is automatically accepted.