PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS JUST AN OVERVIEW: SEE THE FULL ACT AND RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND REGULATIONS.
You must hold a current, unexpired Texas license to practice occupational therapy in any way (including consulting) or to represent yourself as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.
The restoration process is a method for former licensees whose Texas license has been expired one year or more to return to licensure. There are three restoration categories.
Refer to §370.3 for further information regarding these categories and regulations regarding restoration.
The Restoration of an OT/OTA License Form may be accessed from the following link: OT Forms.
Other Restoration Information:
1. Make sure you download the Restoration Form and not the Renewal Form.
2. Include a recent color, passport-type 2” x 2” photo on photographic paper. This is a head-and-shoulders shot. Write the last 4 digits of your SSN and name on the reverse side.
3. List all the states where you have been licensed and order from the board(s) that issued the license(s) that a verification(s) be sent directly from that board to TBOTE.
4. Take and pass the JP Exam, an open-book, online 20-question exam on the OT Act and Rules: click here to take the exam.
5. Follow the path for your type of restoration and if you have questions, call the Renewal Department at 512/305-6900.
OT Re-Entry Programs:
OT and OTA Re-Entry Program: