In May 2008, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed legislation requiring all occupational therapists in the state to verify they have met professional education, experience, and examination requirements through registration with the state’s Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). The law becomes effective January 1, 2009, and registration is required to practice after that date.

DORA is accepting registration applications. If you are an occupational therapist in Colorado, AOTA and the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado (OTAC) recommend that you begin the registration process as soon as possible. For occupational therapist registration information, visit the DORA Office of Occupational Therapist Registration’s Web site.

The site includes the new registration statute and regulations, instructions for registration, and the application forms. DORA has prepared a list of FAQs regarding the registration process.

[Source: American Occupational Therapy Association]