As a condition of license renewal, a licensee must complete satisfactorily sixteen hours of continuing education per biennium as defined in regulation and must submit proof of completion on a form approved by the board and must be certified and in good standing with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy ("NBCOT") or other board-approved certification program.
To Occupational Therapy Practitioners:
The South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy (SCBOT) has the responsibility of promoting public safety for those who receive OT services. Currently, there are no known assurances, which are available to guarantee continued competency. For this reason, the Board has mandatory continuing education requirements to promote professional advancement, which can meet individual practitioner needs and serve to facilitate public protection. The foundations for the SCBOT's responsibilities are written in Chapter 94, Article 1 and Article 4 of the S.C. Code of Regulations.
The Board will not pre-approve continuing education experiences. Please use the guidelines and materials (Continuing Education, Chapter 94. Occupational Therapists) available to assist you in determining what experiences meet the acceptable criteria and limits.