Illinois Occupational Therapy Assistant Continuing Education

Illinois Accepts Courses


Illinois Continuing Education Requirements:

OTA: 24 hr biennially - Illinois Accepts 24 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses


Special Requirements:

Requires 1 hour of CE in professional ethics


Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - new regulation for renewals after 1/1/2020

All persons who hold a professional license issued by the IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and are subject to a continuing education requirement shall complete a one-hour course in sexual harassment training.  A licensee may count this one hour for completion of this course towards meeting the minimum credit hours required for continuing education. offers a 1 hour course for license renewal to meet this requirement.
See our topic: Illinois Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training" and take the course of the same name.


Illinois Automatically Accepts CE from AOTA Approved Providers. OnlineCE is an approved provider of the AOTA # 4023

NBCOT: 36 hours of continuing education every 3 years. The NBCOT accepts 36 hours of OnlineCE courses.


Please scroll down to view courses accepted and their approval code/langauge.  When logged in, as long as your licenses are entered on your account, each course is clearly identified as being approved or not approved.

Continuing Education Requirements by NBCOT

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) is the national governing body responsible for credentialing Occupational Therapists (OTR) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA). In order to maintain current certification as an OTR or OTA, therapists must meet all NBCOT continuing education (CE) requirements. A total of thirty-six (36) professional development units during a three year cycle are required. A maximum of 36 hours can be obtained through Online Continuing Education Courses.


State of Illinois Continuing Education Requirements

Illinois Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. Illinois continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, Illinois OT/OTA licensee's are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the Illinois continuing education requirements.


The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.


AOTA Approved Provider #4023


Continuing education courses offered on provide Online CEU for Illinois Occupational Therapists (OT) and Illinois Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA). The online courses enhance the knowledge bases of OT/OTA to enhance clinical therapy practice. Free 1 hour AOTA approved online home study CE credit course for new Illinois Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant registered users at