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Continuing Education Requirements

On April 29, 2022, the Board of Allied Health Professions issued regulations requiring licensees to complete continuing competence activities (i.e., continuing education) before renewal. All licensees should review the new regulations on Board of Allied Health Professionals.

As part of your renewal application, you will be required to certify that you have completed all continuing competence activities required to renew your license. If you do not so certify, the Board will not renew your license, even if you submit your renewal application, until you demonstrate compliance.

According to 259 CMR 7.01

7.01: Continuing Competence Requirements

(1) Licensed physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, and occupational therapy assistants (hereinafter collectively "physical therapy and occupational therapy professionals") are required, as a condition of license renewal, to complete a minimum of 24 points of Board recognized activities for maintaining continuing competence during the preceding biennial renewal period. For each renewal period, each physical and occupational therapy professional's continuing competency points must include two points in ethics, laws and regulations governing practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or some combination thereof.

Click here for the full Code of Massachusetts Regulations regarding Continuing Competence for occupational therapy practitioners

For additional questions regarding interpretation of these regulations, please contact the Board of Allied Health at


Code of Massachusetts Regulations regarding Continuing Competence for occupational therapy practitioners

(259 CMR 7.00)

Continuing Competency Compliance chart from MA Division of Occupational Licensure

Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professions webpage from

Important Renewal Information - Allied Health Professions webpage from

OT Continuing Competence Requirements by State from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc. (MAOT)
P.O. Box 850543 Braintree, MA 02185   Email:

*MAOT no longer has a phone number - please email us at the address above*

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