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Rule 4755-3-03 | Educational requirements.


(A) The education requirements described in divisions (B) and (C) of section 4755.07 of the Revised Code shall be satisfied by completion of an entry-level education program accredited by the accreditation council for occupational therapy education (ACOTE) of the American occupational therapy association. Occupational therapy programs which have not been accredited by (ACOTE) will be accepted provided program equivalency has been established by a recognized educational credentialing body approved by the section.

(B) In accordance with the provision of the second paragraph of section 4755.09 of the Revised Code, the section may waive the educational requirements specified in paragraph (A) of this rule on the basis of job experience if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The applicant passed the NBCOT certification examination.

(2) The applicant for licensure engaged in the active practice of occupational therapy as a licensed occupational therapist in another state, or if the experience occurred in a state not requiring licensure, as an occupational therapist certified by NBCOT, for a period of no less than five years immediately proceeding the date the application is submitted.

(3) The applicant's licensure and/or certification are active and without restriction.

(4) The applicant is foreign educated and meets the requirements of paragraph (E) of rule 4755-3-01 of the Administrative Code in addition to all other applicable paragraphs of rule 4755-3-01 of the Administrative Code.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4755.06
Amplifies: 4755.07, 4755.09
Five Year Review Date: 8/2/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 10/17/1977, 8/23/1982, 5/15/1991, 3/20/1998