OT Reinstatement of a Lapsed License

Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.


An applicant for reinstatement of a Connecticut license that has lapsed due to nonrenewal shall provide the following documentation:


A completed, notarized application with photo and fee in the amount of $200.00 in the form of a bank check or money order payable to, “Treasurer, State of Connecticut”;


The applicant’s current curriculum vitae (CV) or synopsis of professional activity since completion of the applicant's occupational therapy educational program;


Verification of all licenses held by the applicant (current or expired)  from each state or territory in which the applicant is or has ever been licensed.   Most states charge a fee for this service.  Please contact each state or territory for fee information;


Verification from the appropriate authority confirming your most recent employment; including dates and overall evaluation of your ability to practice occupational therapy with reasonable skill and safety; and


Verification of completion of the required number of hours of continuing education (CE):


If the license has been lapsed for two years or less, a minimum of 12 units of qualifying continued competency activity during the two-year period immediately preceding the application for reinstatement;


If the license has been lapsed for more than two years, a minimum of 24 units of qualifying continued competency activity during the four-year period immediately preceding the application for reinstatement.


Typically, applicants for reinstatement who have not been in active, clinical practice for longer than five years are required to complete, in addition to the required continuing education, a period of refresher training.  Applicants will receive further information from the Department upon receipt of all required documentation.


All supporting documents should be mailed directly from the source to:


Connecticut Department of Public Health

Occupational Therapist Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS #12APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Phone: (860) 509-7603

Fax: (860) 707-1982

Email: dph.alliedhealth@ct.gov