Reinstatement of License
ND licenses to practice occupational therapy expire on June 30 of the even numbered years, if not renewed. Once the license has expired, it is illegal to practice occupational therapy without a current license. An expired licensee has 3 years from date of expiration to renew the license.
To reinstate the license, the following must be submitted:
- A renewal application form – Complete the Renewal Formto reinstate your license.
- The renewal license fee - $150 for OT or $110 for OTA plus the $100 late renewal fee. A check or money order should be payable to NDBOTP. The online renewal system is no longer active once the expiration date has passed, so the Board cannot accept credit card payments for this.
- Verification of a minimum of 20 hours of continued competency earned within the past 24 months preceding the date the renewal is received by the Board office. Proper verification includes copies of completion certificates or a list signed by the supervisor.
- Completion of the Jurisprudence Exam for 2020 License Renewal. The exam is only for educational purposes and does not require a passing score.
- If you are practicing as an OTA, you must submit a OTA Renewal - Substantiating Supervision Formsigned by your substantiating OT supervisor. You are required to have a supervision plan on file with your employer. For more information on supervision and supervision plans, see the Supervision page.
If it has been more than 3 years since the license expired, you must follow the initial license process to reinstate the license. If a licensee wishes to reinstate more than 3 years after the date of expiration, the Board requires that you apply for a license. You may apply for a license by reciprocity if you are currently licensed in another state with similar requirments. If you are not currently licensed in another state, you will be required to retake the NBCOT exam. The Board's Administrative Rules stipulate a limit of 18 months on the examination if you are not currently licensed in a state. The Board cannot waive this requirement.
Verification - You may verify your license to see when it expired and also to find your license number. It is best to only enter your first and last name at the time you held licensure.
Remember, it is against the law to practice occupational therapy in the State of North Dakota, if not currently licensed!