Massachusetts Occupational Therapy Continuing Education and CEU Credits

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2 Mandatory Hours
22 Elective Hours
24 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Massachusetts Occupational Therapy license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Board of Allied Health Professionals. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Occupational Therapy licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Massachusetts Occupational Therapy: Occupational Therapy (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 2
Elective Hours: 22
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
Education Cycle in Months: 24

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Two hours in Ethics, Laws and Regulations governing practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or some combination thereof. Renewals due from September 2022 through July 2024, the mandatory requirement in law and ethics will not be enforced, but this requirement will be enforced beginning with all renewals due in August 2024.

On April 29, 2022, the Board of Allied Health Professions issued regulations requiring individual licensees to complete continuing competence activities (i.e., continuing education) before renewal. The regulations do not apply to physical therapy facility licenses.  All licensees should review the new regulations available here: 

As part of your renewal application, you must 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.

The Board will prorate the continuing competence activities required for a licensee’s first renewal that is due on or after September 1, 2022.  The schedule of continuing competence activities licensees must complete is based on a licensee’s renewal date and is available here:

The Board may conduct an audit to ensure compliance with continuing competence requirements, so licensees should maintain proper documentation of activities during the past two renewal cycles when the regulations were in effect.

1 Point = 1 Contact Hour
Licensed physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, and occupational therapy assistants 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.



No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Board of Allied Health Professionals
Phone: 6177270054
Fax: 6177270139
Address: 1000 Washington Street, Suite 710 Boston, 02118

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.