TOTA District Continuing Education Approval Program

The TOTA Approved Provider Program authorizes continuing education providers to issue TOTA continuing education (CE) hours. The TOTA District APP assures that continuing education courses offered by Districts are relevant to OT practitioners in the state of Texas and corresponds with criteria for continuing education established by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (TBOTE),

The first step is to check the Event Calendar on your TOTA profile landing page and click the board admin button.  Check availability, (only one CE event per day), then schedule your event.

In order to have your District CE approved, you must submit an application to the TOTA website electronically. The application should be submitted by the District Education Chair or the District Chair.  Gather the information needed from the presenter before filling out the application. We ask that you submit for each CE presentation at least 3-4 weeks prior to presentation date to allow ample time for processing and approval.  Applications will be reviewed by at least 2 members of the TOTA's CE review committee to assure quality of the course offering and it meets the TBOTE CE criteria. (See required elements below)

District CE Application

A Calendar Event, will be created by TOTA office personnel.  Once your CE application has been approved, a registration link will be created and made available on the website. TOTA staff will publish your event on the calendar and create a form for registration.  Attendees will be able to register using the link on TOTA website for courses that will be made available through our Learning Management System (LMS)  through 

District Meeting Procedure


District Meeting Checklist


**District courses are typically free to TOTA members.  There is a charge for non-members.
**MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS will be able to view TOTA approved, virtual courses on the learning management system (LMS) as a recorded element at a later date. 

Approval Process:

  • Courses are only accepted electronically through the TOTA website.
  • An email confirmation should be received once the form is submitted.  If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
  • All approved courses, unless directed otherwise, are listed on the TOTA Approved Courses page under Continuing Education
  • CE submission form must be complete. Applications missing any documentation cannot be processed or approved.
  • Educational contact hours are requested in quarter-hour increments. Do not include any breaks or non-instructional times in requested educational contact hours.
  • The following are required to complete the application:
    1. Course Practice Area Category 
    2. Detailed course schedule with times
    3. CV or résumé for all instructors/presenters 
    4. Short Bio for posting on website
    5. Measurable learner objectives
    6. Outline of program/course content
    7. Instructional methods of the course
    8. Application or relevance to the practice of occupational therapy
    9. Recent reference citation of a reference directly supporting proposed subject matter (APA format)
    10. Supporting documentation for self-study (if applicable)

 Questions? Contact Kami Lusson, TOTA Continuing Education Coordinator.