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Re-Entry Into Practice

Unlicensed over 3 years?  In Oregon, either retake NBCOT exam or do a Re-Entry Program.


Oregon law requires that a formerly licensed Occupational Therapist or OT Assistant that has not been licensed in Oregon (or another state) for more than three years, must either retake the NBCOT exam or go through a Board approved Re-Entry program.   


In statute:  675.240 (5) If the applicant has been unlicensed for more than three years, complete a board approved reentry program or retake the board-approved national examination to determine fitness for practice as an occupational therapist.


In Rule: 339-010-0016

2) All applicants for licensure who have passed the NBCOT certification examination more than a one year ago and have been unlicensed for more than three years will:

(a) Successfully complete a Board approved Re-Entry Program specifically designed for occupational therapists preparing them for re-entry into the field of occupational therapy; or

(b) Successfully retake and pass the NBCOT examination within the previous year.


For more information, contact the Director at or call the Board office at 971-673-0198.