Occupational Therapy Licensing Board

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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.

 


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

COURSES:  ​

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.

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/OEI/CCCEMtgDocs/CCCE%20Registry_071420.pdf​


OHA Cultural Competence Continuing Education website:​

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/OEI/Pages/CCCE.aspx



AOTA offers the following course on Diversity:  Diversity in Healthcare For OT   https://myaota.aota.org/shop_aota/prodview.aspx?PID=321678717&SKU=OL4986&TYPE=D​
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