PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS JUST AN OVERVIEW: SEE THE FULL ACT AND RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND REGULATIONS.
You must hold a current, unexpired Texas license to practice occupational therapy in any way (including consulting) or to represent yourself as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.
Restoration is the process to return to licensure for former licensees whose Texas license has been expired one year or more. There are three restoration categories.
Refer to §370.3 for further information regarding these categories and regulations regarding restoration.
The Restoration of an OT/OTA License Form may be accessed from the following link: OT Forms.
States and territories that do not have sufficient information on their websites for primary source verification and for which verifications must be ordered include Rhode Island, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands*. The verification can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed directly from the other board. *For other territories of the U.S., contact us.
If you are not currently licensed in a state or territory of the U.S. and are applying from the U.S. military or a non-licensing state or territory of the U.S. and are applying for restoration as per §370.3(a), a Verification of Employment form (found on the Forms page of the website) must be submitted substantiating occupational therapy employment for at least two years immediately preceding application for a Texas license.