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148.6405 LICENSURE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: PROCEDURES AND QUALIFICATIONS.

(a) An applicant for licensure must comply with the application requirements in section 148.6420. To qualify for licensure, an applicant must satisfy one of the requirements in paragraphs (b) to (f) and not be subject to denial of licensure under section 148.6448.

(b) A person who applies for licensure as an occupational therapist and who has not been credentialed by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy or another jurisdiction must meet the requirements in section 148.6408.

(c) A person who applies for licensure as an occupational therapy assistant and who has not been credentialed by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy or another jurisdiction must meet the requirements in section 148.6410.

(d) A person who is certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy may apply for licensure by equivalency and must meet the requirements in section 148.6412.

(e) A person who is credentialed in another jurisdiction may apply for licensure by reciprocity and must meet the requirements in section 148.6415.

(f) A person who applies for temporary licensure must meet the requirements in section 148.6418.

(g) A person who applies for licensure under paragraph (b), (c), or (f) more than two and less than four years after meeting the requirements in section 148.6408 or 148.6410 must submit the following:

(1) a completed and signed application for licensure on forms provided by the board;

(2) the license application fee required under section 148.6445;

(3) if applying for occupational therapist licensure, proof of having met a minimum of 24 contact hours of continuing education in the two years preceding licensure application, or if applying for occupational therapy assistant licensure, proof of having met a minimum of 18 contact hours of continuing education in the two years preceding licensure application;

(4) verified documentation of successful completion of 160 hours of supervised practice approved by the board under a limited license specified in section 148.6425, subdivision 3, paragraph (c); and

(5) additional information as requested by the board to clarify information in the application, including information to determine whether the individual has engaged in conduct warranting disciplinary action under section 148.6448. The information must be submitted within 30 days after the board's request.

(h) A person who applied for licensure under paragraph (b), (c), or (f) four years or more after meeting the requirements in section 148.6408 or 148.6410 must meet all the requirements in paragraph (g) except clauses (3) and (4), submit documentation of having retaken and passed the credentialing examination for occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, or of having completed an occupational therapy refresher program that contains both a theoretical and clinical component approved by the board, and verified documentation of successful completion of 480 hours of supervised practice approved by the board under a limited license specified in section 148.6425, subdivision 3, paragraph (c). The 480 hours of supervised practice must be completed in six months and may be completed at the applicant's place of work. Only refresher courses completed within one year prior to the date of application qualify for approval.