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)
OSU College of Pharmacy: Cultural Competence and Preventing Health Disparities - 2 hrs of CC CE
More Cultural Competency CE courses:
Board does not endorse any specific CE classes, though the CE approved by AOTA is automatically accepted.