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AOTA Alerts

Updated July 31, 2015

Continuing Competency Requirements: What does your state require for license renewal? Our newly updated state-by-state chart will help you find that quickly. Download the chart on this page.

Fieldwork Educators: AOTA offers the opportunity to advance your skills at the AOTA Fieldwork Educator Certificate Program. Find upcoming workshops here

Hill Day Registration Open: Want to advocate for your profession in Washington, D.C.? Register to participate in AOTA's Hill Day, which is on September 28.

AOTPAC Directors: Love politics? Consider applying as a candidate to serve as AOTPAC director. Learn more.

AOTA's National School Backpack Awareness Day is September 16: Help raise awareness of backpack safety by holding a weigh-in event. Download and print our handouts, including the new Backpack Weigh-In Sheet.

Documentation Conference: Register to attend AOTA's Specialty Conference: Effective Documentation, which is in suburban Chicago on October 2 to 3. 

Education Summit: Register to attend the AOTA/OTCAS Education Summit. October 17 to 18 in Denver.

Considering OT School? AOTA’s online grad school fair is August 4 to 5. Meet representatives from OT school programs. Register now for the free virtual event.

Coding Survey: A random sample of AOTA members received an email invitation to take a critically important survey about new OT evaluation and re-evaluation codes. If you received the survey, it is important that you thoughtfully and accurately complete it. Learn more about AOTA’s work with CPT codes here.

Falls Prevention: Promote OT’s role with falls prevention on Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 23. Use our resources to start preparing your event today.

Distinct Value: Learn about the work of an ad hoc committee that created the Distinct Value Statement and what AOTA's plans are for the statement in the near future.

Strategic Priorities: AOTA's Board of Directors set the following Centennial Vision priorities for the Association in fiscal year 2016, which runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Call for Papers: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) announces calls for papers for several upcoming special issues.

Board Position Statement: AOTA’s Board of Directors issued a position statement to articulate their view that future occupational therapists will need to be doctorally prepared for entry-level practice by 2025. Read about the background and the process moving forwardPros and Cons table updated September 8, 2014. Schedule for webinars added September 11, 2014Information on Task Force added November 10, 2014. Update on Feedback added July 31, 2015.