Help Center / Has the OT and OTA Licensure Renewal 02/28/2019 Deadline been Extended to 06/30/2019?

Yes. The normal 02/28/2019 OT and OTA License Renewal deadline has been Extended until midnight June 30, 2019. Current Clear/Active OT and OTA Licenses are valid until June 30, 2019, regardless of the 02/28/2019 expiry date printed on paper licensees.  The normal expiry date for occupational therapist and assistant licenses is February 28th of every odd-numbered year. However, due to the impacts of Hurricane Michael, the Florida OT Board has recently approved an extension in which all licensees will have additional time to complete required continuing education and submit required renewal fees no later than June 30, 2019. You may verify this extension on our website at:

ATTENTION:  EXECUTIVE ORDERS ISSUED BY GOVERNOR SCOTT – On October 7, 2018, Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Florida, for Hurricane Michael.  The Florida Department of Health, in accordance with Executive Order number 18-276 and Executive Order number 18-277, has therefore extended license expiration deadlines for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants (February 28, 2019) to midnight on June 30, 2019. Unless another extension is granted, any active license not renewed before this time will go into a delinquent status. 

As posted in Latest News on December 20, 2018, Florida DEPT of Health, Board of Occupational Therapy website:

  • If a licensee renews by the original 02/28/2019 renewal deadline, continuing education hours accrued on or after 03/01/2019, will count towards the 02/28/2021 renewal.
  • If a licensee renews after the original 02/28/2019 renewal deadline, continuing education hours taken after their processed renewal date will count for the 2021 renewal.
  • Please allow up to 7 days for receipt of your printed license after you complete your individual renewal. To ensure proper processing, a duplicate license should not be requested until at least 10 days after you complete your individual renewal.
  • Renew your license at: