Florida Board of Occupational Therapy - Licensing, Renewal, Resources, Meetings and Information

The Board plays a leading role in the ever-changing health care environment through dialogue with the public, the legislature, academia, and the community. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Five members are licensed opticians and two members are laypersons. Despite the expiration of their term, Board members continue to serve until they have been replaced. The Department of Health's Division of Medical Quality Assurance serves as the principle administrative support unit for the Board. The Board is supported by a full-time professional staff based in Tallahassee, and its regulatory functions are funded in full by fees paid by its licensees. Board members are appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. Unless filling a vacancy, members of the Board generally serve two four-year terms. Despite the expiration of a term, Board members can continue to serve until they have been either replaced or reappointed or serve the maximum of ten years as governed by s. 457.103, F.S. To learn more about becoming a member of the Board, visit the Governor’s Appointments Office website or email appointments@eog.myflorida.com. To learn more about the licensure process, select the type of license you wish to apply for from the list of professions on the Licensing Page. The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to apply or renew you license on this website. You can visit our Help Center, FAQs and Resources page for frequently asked questions, links, forms, applications and other helpful information. Licensees are required to renew their licenses biennially in order to maintain the right to practice. To learn more about the renewal process, select the type of license you wish to renew from the list of professions on the Renewals Page. Our Resources Page is a tool for accessing applications, forms, publications, statutes, rules and other important information. The Board meets bimonthly, generally on the first weekend of the month. The full Board meetings include disciplinary cases, licensure approvals, correspondence items, committee reports, policy discussion items and other necessary Board actions.

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    Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
    Licensing, Renewals and Information.
    Florida law provides that an initial application must be reviewed within 30 days. Please click the button below to view the current processing times.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice was established to assure the highest degree of professional conduct on the part of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. The Board of Occupational Therapy is responsible for the licensure and regulation of the profession to ensure the availability of occupational therapy services of high quality to the people of Florida.

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    Florida Department of Health
    4042 Bald Cypress Way
    Tallahassee, FL 32399

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