OT License Renewal

Licensees: Some individuals have reported experiencing issues when submitting their JP exam for their license renewal. Licensees are encouraged to take the exam as soon as possible and not wait until the last minute. Should you experience issues when taking the exam, please contact our office. Staff may ask you to provide a screenshot showing the IP address you used (in IPv4 format) and the time of the exam; in some cases, such may be useful in resolving the issue. Please note that updating your browser and restarting your computer, clearing the cache, signing out and then back in to the online renewal portal (by accessing the portal through the same link you originally used to sign in), and/or trying on a different device connected to the internet in a different manner (ex: using a smartphone on data, rather than a computer on Wi-Fi) may address such issues for some users. Users who previously experienced issues and/or users, in general, are encouraged to try taking the exam on a smartphone, on data (not Wi-Fi). Further tips regarding taking the exam are available from the Renew Online tab, below. Licensees, please remember that your license must display on our license verification page as current and unexpired in order to provide services.

New CE Requirement, effective 9/1/2020 – HHSC-Approved Training Course each renewal period on the Prevention of Human Trafficking
See the Human Trafficking Training tab on the Continuing Education page. Further CE information may be found on the Continuing Education page.  
Fingerprinting Requirement for Renewal, effective 1/1/2019
Please see the Renewal Requirements tab below for further information about this renewal requirement, including how to access the agency’s Service Code, which must be used when scheduling/registering for fingerprinting.
See the announcement on the homepage for instructions regarding submitting fingerprints if you have not yet satisfied the fingerprinting requirement.

As per §370.1(a) “Licensee Renewal. Licensees are required to renew their licenses every two years by the end of their birth month. A licensee may not provide occupational therapy services without a current license. Licenses and license expiration dates should be verified on the Board’s license verification web page.”

If your license does not show as being current and unexpired on the License Verification page of our website, you may not provide occupational therapy services. 

Remember that once you have submitted all required materials and made payment, the renewal must be processed, and it will take at least one or more business days for your license to show on our website as being renewed. Verify your renewal on our website.

A license may be renewed up to three months prior to the expiration date. 

Please see the full OT Act and Rules for additional information and requirements. The Continuing Education page includes resources such as a decision tree, sample course titles, and tabs that address acceptable CE and unacceptable activities not eligible for CE credit. 

If you were serving in the military during your renewal period, please see §370.2(b) for additional information regarding renewal fees and deadlines.