South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy
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 ask for a statement of completion of the required 16 hours on the next licensure renewal application in 2013. The collection period for continuing education experiences will be between March 16, 2011 and March 15, 2013. There will be a random audit performed following the completion of the 2013 renewal applications. Licensees that random selected will be required to submit proof of continuing education for this audit.
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.