Help Center / Must I complete additional Continuing Education if I have been out of practice over 5 years when applying for a license?

For Applicants Seeking Reentry into the Profession: Rule 64B11-2.012, F.A.C., requires any applicant seeking licensure, who has not been in active practice within the last five years, to submit documentation of 50 continuing education hours, relevant to the practice of occupational therapy. Twelve (12) of these 50 hours may be completed as home study. At least 38 hours must be completed as “live interactive (in real time) courses. These may be online or physical attendance courses. Courses must be completed within the year prior to licensure and verification must be submitted before a license can be issued. Submit proof of continuing education hours with a detailed list of courseshours and dates, taken when submitting an application.

This requirement only applies to applicants who have held an OT or OTA license, had a break in active practice, and are now re-entering the profession.

It is not required, but strongly advised to take a Florida Board approved Laws and Rules course as a part of the 50 re-entry continuing education hours.