Continuing Education

Part of MOTA’s mission is to enhance the professional development of its members and one way we do that is by providing ongoing continuing educational opportunities throughout the year, in addition to the Annual Conference. MOTA holds training across the state to ensure that we reach out to professionals where they live and work.

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Licensure Requirements

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

Distance Learning Option

Cancellation Policy


Learner Records

Disclosure Policy




Licensure Requirements

In order to maintain or renew a Minnesota license, an OTR needs a minimum of 24 contact hours in two years. An OTA needs a minimum of 18 contact hours in two years.  For details about what continuing education credits qualify for licensure, click on the link Occupational Therapy Statues.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)           

NBCOT is the national organization that certifies Occupational Therapy Practitioners in the United States.  For information and details about NBCOT, visit their website by clicking on this link NBCOT

Distance Learning Option

MOTA will provide distance learning for some MOTA events. For distance learning opportunities, the registrant will receive Zoom link prior to the course from the MOTA email.

MOTA's Cancellation Policy

All cancellations for continuing education events must be submitted in writing via mail or email. For cancellations received 14 days before the course date, the course fee will be returned, less a $25.00 administrative fee. Within 14 days of the course, no refunds will be made. For Special Interest Groups, no refunds will be provided.  

MOTA reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course due to an insufficient number of registrants or other unforeseen circumstances. Under these circumstances, MOTA reserves the right to offer either a credit to attend a future course or refund for the course. 


MOTA's conference facilities are wheelchair accessible. If additional accommodations are needed, please contact the the MOTA office at 651-460-8625 or [email protected] at least five days prior to the course.

Release of Learner Records from MOTA

Continuing Education (CE) records are retained for 7 years. Participants requesting CE records will be asked to provide identifying information to assure the privacy and security of learner’s records. Member requests are verified by participant’s home mailing address and telephone number.

MOTA's Disclosure Policy

MOTA requires that all participating speakers, course directors, and planning committee members to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Relationships of a spouse/partner with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services should be disclosed if they are of a nature that may influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the continuation education activity. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. Specific disclosure information for each speaker, course director, and planning committee member will be shared with the audience prior to the speaker’s presentation.


MOTA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, military status, sexual orientation or age. MOTA is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in all aspects of its continuing education activities. 

Resolution of Complaints

All complaints about the continuing education program should be sent in writing to the MOTA office.

  • Or regular mail to:
PO Box 582687
Minneapolis, MN 55401

A written response will be sent within 10 working days of receipt. Every effort will be made to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. 


Please contact Liz Larsen, Vice President of Professional Development at [email protected], with information about anyone who is interested in presenting or hosting a continuing education course.