Qualifications for licensing as occupational therapist
- • rules
(1) Except as provided in ORS 675.270 (Licensing without examination), an applicant for licensure under ORS 675.210 (Definitions for ORS 675.210 to 675.340) to 675.340 (Enforcement procedure) as an occupational therapist must:
(a) Have successfully completed an educational program in occupational therapy recognized by the Occupational Therapy Licensing Board, with concentration in biological or physical science, psychology and sociology, and with education in selected manual skills.
(b) Pass to the satisfaction of the board an examination adopted by the board to determine the fitness of the applicant for practice as an occupational therapist or be entitled to be licensed as provided in ORS 675.270 (Licensing without examination).
(c) Have successfully completed at least six months of supervised field work that complies with rules adopted by the board.
(d) Comply with continuing education requirements as adopted by the board by rule.
(e) If an applicant has been unlicensed for more than three years, complete a board-approved reentry program or retake the board-approved national examination to determine fitness for practice as an occupational therapist.
(2) An applicant meets the requirements of subsection (1)(c) of this section if the applicant provides the board with documentation of military experience that the board determines is substantially equivalent to the experience required by subsection (1)(c) of this section. [1977 c.858 §5; 1981 c.250 §3; 1997 c.104 §1; 2007 c.316 §1; 2012 c.43 §5]
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