Office of Occupational Therapy: Continuing Professional Competency

Michael Reynolds, Division Wide Programs Manager

Continuing professional competency was created to help licensees assess their professional work, identify areas of growth and stay current with the profession. A detailed explanation of continuing professional competency can be accessed in the Continuing Competency Manual found in the Resources section below. Pursuant to section 12-40.5-109.3, C.R.S., all active occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants shall maintain continuing professional competency to practice Occupational Therapy. Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants must satisfy the requirements of the program in order to renew or reinstate a license to practice Occupational Therapy.

Continuing professional competency (CC) requirements for Colorado occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants began on February 1, 2015. Effective after the 2015 renewal of a license, or upon the completion of the first renewal of a license thereafter, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants in Active status must demonstrate compliance in order to renew by one of the following methods:  

  1. Participation in the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program,
  2. Qualifying for Deemed Status, or
  3. Receiving a military exemption.

Audits of compliance will be conducted after a renewal period ends.

Important Update

Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant licenses for the 2016-2018 license cycle expire 12/31/2018. Online renewals are currently open and may be accessed at

Unless qualified for Deemed Status or approved for a Military Exemption, active licensees are required to complete continuing professional competency before renewing their license.

An audit of compliance will be performed following the renewal period. Documentation should not be sent to DORA unless specifically requested.


Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Occupational Therapy Continuing Professional Competency Program. If you still have questions after reviewing the FAQs, please contact the program at 303-894-2363 or

Go to to view the Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Manual, which contains detailed instructions on how to meet the requirements of continuing professional competency. Other forms and definitions are also available at this page.

Calendar of Events

Office of Occupational Therapy Calendar

Contact Information
Division Wide Programs
Continued Competency/Continued Professional Development
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-2363 | Fax: 303-869-0329 | Email: