GOTA Continuing Education Course Approval
The Continuing Education Review Committee is a sub-committee of the GOTA Education Committee. Members are appointed by the President of GOTA, and are former Georgia O.T. Licensure Board members. The Committee’s purpose is to review courses submitted by CEU providers, who wish to have their educational offerings pre-approved for content and hours according to Georgia Licensure Board standards.
There is a fee for this service, and though approval does not guarantee acceptance by the Georgia OT Licensure Board, historically, they have accepted GOTA’s recommendations on courses.
GOTA now offers the option to have your GOTA Approved continuing education course placed on the website calendar of events for an additional $25.00 fee. Just check the event calendar posting on the CEU Application. If you have additional questions concerning this option, please contact the GOTA Executve Office.
GOTA and AOTA - Approved Continuing Education Courses
Click below for a list of GOTA and AOTA approved courses. Please check the event calendar for additional continuing education opportunities.
- GOTA Approved Courses
A current listing of GOTA approved continuing education courses can be found in this document: GOTA Approved Courses October 2013 (PDF)
- AOTA Approved Courses
A complete listing of AOTA approved continuing education courses can be found at: http://www.aota.org/Practitioners/ProfDev/CE.aspx
- Continuing Education Courses - Not Listed
Individuals wanting to know if courses are appropriate without going through the GOTA Continuing Education Review Committee are referred to Section 671-3.08 of the Rules and Regulations of the Georgia State Occupational Therapy Licensing Board. You may visit their website at http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/ot/.
CE Requirements (per the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy)
Below are the current continuing education requirements from the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy as of May 23, 2013.
Continuing Education (C.E.) Hours
The Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy requires each licensed OT and OTA to complete continuing education. A minimum 24 contact clock hours of continuing education is required for every renewal. Sixteen of the hours must relate to direct “hands on” patient care. Up to 8 hours can be obtained using on-line or home-study courses. The remaining hours may be in any contact area related to occupational therapy practice including but not limited to supervision, education, documentation, quality assurance, and administration. The Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy requires each licensed OT and OTA to complete up to 2 hours in Ethics, every two years or per each renewal period. Please refer to Rule 671-3-.08- Renewal of License/Penalties/Continuing Education Requirements for additional information.