North Dakota State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice

The North Dakota State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice is a five member board appointed by the Governor to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of North Dakota.

Occupational therapy is the evaluation and treatment of individuals whose abilities to cope with the tasks of living are threatened or impaired by developmental deficiencies, the aging process, learning disabilities, poverty and cultural differences, physical injury or disease, psychological and social disabilities or anticipated dysfunction. 

2016-2018 Renewal Notice for OT & OTA Licenses

All N.D. occupational therapy licenses expire June 30, 2016. A completed 2016-2018 Renewal of License form, renewal fee, self-assessment test, and 20 hours of continued competency verification must be submitted to the Board office, postmarked on or before June 1, 2016. For renewals postmarked after June 1, 2016, a $100 late fee will be assessed in addition to the renewal fee.

The Board requires completion of the Self-Assessment Test as a requirement of 2016-2018 license renewal. Your license will not be renewed until the completed test is received with your renewal fee and other documents at the Board office.

All licensed practicing OTAs must submit the Substantiation of Supervision form with the license renewal forms by June 30, 2016. If you are not currently practicing as an OTA, do not submit the form to the Board Office. It will be required within 30 days of starting the new practice setting and new supervision situation.

Continued Competency Timeline: Continued competency is valid if it was earned within 24 months prior to the date your 2016-2018 renewal application is received by the Board office. For example, if your renewal is received in the office on May 23, 2016 and your continued competency is from April 21, 2014 and May 29, 2014. The May 29th course would count because it is within 24 months prior to May 23, 2016. The April 21st course would not count since it is not within 24 months of that date. The 2016-2018 renewal period is for two years ending June 30, 2016.

Full Renewal Notice 2018 Renewal Notice – Review the entire Renewal Notice for more renewal information. Renewal notices and forms were mailed to the current address on file for all current licenses on April 1, 2016.

2016-2018 Application for Renewal of OT and OTA licenses 2018 Renewal FormMust submit completed form with a check or money order payable to NDBOTP for the appropriate fee.
The Board cannot accept credit card payments! Incomplete forms or those submit without the proper payment will be returned!

Self Assessment Quiz – Must be submitted to the Board office before the license will be renewed!

Law & Rules – Reviewing the Law and Rules will assist you in answering the Self-Assessment Questions.

2010 AOTA Code of Ethics – This is the version currently adopted by the Board and is noted in the Board’s Administrative Rules. This also contains answers for the Self-Assessment Quiz.

Continuing Education Guidelines

Individual Licenseholder’s Application for Program Approval – Complete this form if you do not have a Certificate of Completion for a course.

Substantiation of Supervision form – OTAs who are currently practicing must submit the completed form with their renewal. More information on supervision and sample supervision plans can be found here sample supervision.

Contact the Board office at or 701-250-0847 if you have any questions.


North Dakota State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
P.O. Box 4005 - Bismarck, ND 58502-4005 Voice: (701) 250-0847 Fax: (701) 224-9824
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