*****REMINDER: Address Changes*****
Per COMAR 10.46.01.02 (G), an applicant or licensee shall report a change of address, in writing, within 30 days of the change. The board does not intend to forward notices when the address we have on file is undeliverable. Please forward your current email addresses in order to receive certain notices via email.
Continuing Competency News
The Maryland Board voted to participate in the AOTA Approved Provider Program by accepting courses offered by AOTA Approved Providers effective 2/1/2009. Click here to view a listing of AOTA Approved Providers.
The Board will accept courses offered by AOTA Approved Providers as approved for continuing education by the Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. Participants will need only to retain a copy of the certificate of completion as documentation verifying completion of approved contact hours.
The Board will continue to provide reviews of individual courses submitted by course sponsors for a fee of $30/course or for licensees at no additional fee. However, the Board will review only those courses related to occupational therapy principles and procedures as defined in COMAR 10.46.04.02 (7). While a licensee has the option
of accruing up to 8 contact hours through occupational therapy role-related activities as defined in COMAR 10.46.04.02 (9), the Board will not provide the service of a review or pre-approval for these programs. This means that licensees can take
role related courses without approval and claim 8 contact hours max, but in the event of an audit, the licensee must provide the required documentation and should be prepared to justify the basis for approving the activity for continuing education
credit. The Board may or may not accept the activity.
To read a full copy of the news release, click here.
In an effort to aid licensees in tracking their continuing education compliance, the Board has revised the tools used for organizing and maintaining continuing education records. Take note of the numerous formats in which continuing education may be earned. New to the list are volunteer services, mentoring, poster presentations,
guest lecturer, auditing, professional study group, jurisprudence exam, fellowship training, instructional materials and physical agent modalities (PAMs) Please download these tools and use them for your recordkeeping.
Continuing Competency Requirement Compliance Report
Continuing Competency Programs and Activities Reference Guide
Licensees must retain supporting documents for inspection by the Board for 4 years after the date of licensure, renewal or reinstatement. PAMs' documentation should never be discarded.
Applicants applying for an official or temporary license are required to complete the Maryland Jurisprudence Examination at 100%. The 1 contact hour received can also be used for the current renewal period. You can download a copy of the jurisprudence exam and fax your answer sheet to the Board office at 410-402-8561.
Impaired Professional Resource List
Click to view the contact list for the Impaired Professional Resource List.
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