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Clarification regarding MAOT’s Role in the New Continuing Competency Licensure Requirements

All OT and OTA licensure regulations, statutes and enforcement are controlled by the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure at the Department of Public Health (DPH). Representatives of MAOT (the member-based professional association for OTs, OTAs and OT/OTA students) and/or the lobbyist retained by MAOT will attend public hearings at the Board of Allied Health Professionals regarding new licensure regulations to ask questions, seek clarification, and provide interpretations for MAOT members.

MAOT is very mindful about its communication regarding licensure requirements as this is governed by DPH, not MAOT.

MAOT provides resources and interpretations regarding these new regulations for MAOT members.

MAOT will be offering course providers with a course review and approval service through our newly developed Approved Provider Process. This service (with a fee) reviews courses for quality and evidence-based practice. Courses are approved if they meet guidelines established by MAOT. If courses are approved through this process, the course meets the regulatory requirements for points towards continuing competency for licensure.

MAOT does not assist the DPH in determining if all courses a licensee submits meet the regulatory requirements.  Nor does MAOT or DPH keep track of courses for licensees.  It is up to the individual licensee to maintain their own professional records.

MAOT members can ask questions from MAOT Leadership regarding continuing competency requirements. 

Please refer to these documents for details:

New Continuing Education Regulations Are Now in Effect

259 CMR 7.00:  Continuing Competence

Continuing Competency Compliance

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

To become a member of MAOT to access board members for questions, attend Special Interest Group meetings for free, and receive member discounts to conferences and events, please go to this link:  

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