TOTA Continuing Education Approval Program

The TOTA Approved Provider Program authorizes continuing education providers to issue TOTA continuing education (CE) hours.  The TOTA APP assures that continuing education courses offered by approved providers is relevant to OT practitioners in the state of Texas and corresponds with criteria for continuing education established by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (TBOTE).  Continuing education providers who meet criteria and agree to adhere to the following program guidelines will receive the designation of Approved Provider by TOTA and have courses offered posted on the TOTA website prior to the course date, if requested.

Prospective CE providers must submit an application to the TOTA website electronically.  Applications  will be reviewed by at lease 2 members of the TOTA's CE review committee to assure quality of the course offering and it meets the TBOTE CE criteria.

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Approval benefits include:
FREE advertising of your course on our website through our TOTA Approved Course Listing.  This gives your course MORE exposure targeting directly over 12,000 TEXAS OTs/OTAs
This list posts your information in a user-friendly format that allows therapists to search by title, speaker, date, location, cost, etc.
Optional Advertisement Option on the Featured Education Page
Efficient, timely course review 
Approval status effective for twelve months

 

Important points to better expedite course submission and ensure a more timely review:

  1. Courses are ONLY accepted electronically through the TOTA website.
  2. CEU Course Submission form must fully completed. 
  3. Educational contact hours are awarded in increments of quarter hours (15 minutes).
  4. Fees:  TOTA offers a sliding scale based on the number of contact hours:  

    0.1 – 3.0 hours $100.00
    3.1 – 6.0 hours $125.00
    6.1 – 9.0 hours $150.00
    9.1 – 12.0 hours $175.00
    12.1 – 15.0 hours $200.00
    15.1 – 18.0 hours $225.00
    18.1 and above hours $250.00

  5. Evaluate and substantiate your request by asking the questions that reviewers consider: 
    • Does the schedule appropriately reflect the contact hours requested?
    • Has the total time for registration, breaks and meals been excluded from the educational contact hours requested?
    • Are there any unidentified time frames or gaps in the schedule? 
    • Have required times for breaks and lunch been removed?
    • TOTA requires one 15 minute break for every two hours of educational time. If a working lunch is offered, breaks must offset this time. Because of these requirements, courses may be approved by TOTA for a different amount of hours than what was submitted. If the provider promoting the course as TOTA Approved, the TOTA approved time for the course must be listed on course promotional materials and on the course certificates.
    • Does the presenter meet the criteria to be considered qualified?
    • Does this educational offering meet the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (TBOTE) definition of continuing education? (http://www.ecptote.state.tx.us) Is the TBOTE definition of continuing education substantiated by the course outline/description and objectives? If the course does not meet the TBOTE definition of continuing education, the course should not be submitted.

       6.   A copy of the following documents are required as part of this application:

    • Instructor CV
    • Sample certificate
    • Sample course assessment
    • Supporting documentation for self-study (if applicable)

      7.  All courses, unless directed otherwise, are listed on the TOTA Approved Education page.

      8. An email confirmation should be received once the form is submitted.  If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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