In this post, you’ll learn about the top online occupational therapy continuing education units (OT CEUs).
You’ll see that we lead with our own most popular courses—but I’m also passionate about helping people find the course that are right for them, so in this post you’ll find:
- The top 6 CEU courses from OT Potential
- The top 10 courses from MedBridge Education
- 12 niche independent courses
- Bonus: Free OT CEUs
Throughout the post, we use the term CEU, but these courses are also designed to work for your PDUs (professional development courses), CPD (continued professional development) courses, and contact hours.
You’ll need to connect with your particular regulatory body to see how many hours you need. Here is our guide to OT CEU requirements in the United States.
The OT Potential Club’s Podcast-Based Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
Here are the top 6 downloaded courses of 2022!
- Maternal Mental Health and OT
- Pediatric OT Evidence Review
- A Vision for the Future of OT
- Mindfulness, Chronic Pain and OT
- Collaboration and the Kawa Model
- OT for Spinal Cord Injury
The OT Potential Club is designed to help you stay up to date with evidence-based practice by reviewing influential new evidence. It also offers you a place to discuss how the research influences your practice.
For each CEU podcast course we offer, we discuss important research with an expert guest. Our hope is that the discussion will capture the nuances of the topics, while also providing actionable steps toward improving your practice.
On our course page, you can search for the courses that are right for your needs:
- Pediatric OT Continuing Education Courses
- Adult-Rehab Continuing Education Courses
- Outpatient OT CEU courses
- OT Ethics Courses
We are AOTA-approved, and meet the requirements for NBCOT.
You can read more about this in: Can OTs Earn CEUs from a Podcast?
MedBridge’s top OT CEU courses of 2022
You can find my full MedBridge review here. The service is a premium membership with many benefits beyond access to great MedBridge CEUs.
One of MedBridge’s most sought-after features is regular live webinars. These often count towards the live OT continuing education hours that some states require.
Here are the top 10 OT courses taken by OTs and OTAs in 2022:
- A Clinical Application of Easing Pain via Neuroplasticity
- Teaching People About Pain
- Ethics for Physical and Occupational Therapy Professionals
- Hemiplegic Shoulder Part 1: Assessment
- Hemiplegic Shoulder Part 2: Interventions
- How to Effectively Manage Burnout, Work Stress, and Compassion Fatigue
- Suicide Risk in Inpatient Rehabilitation Settings
- Mental Health During COVID-19 Part 1: Rehab Patients and Caregivers
- Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting in Pennsylvania
- Parkinson’s Disease: Applying What We Know Now
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Independent online occupational therapy courses (from your fellow therapists)
In addition to the major providers of OT continuing education that help you keep up to date with a wide variety of topics, there are a growing number of course creators that help you dive into niche topics. These niche CEUs can be an important part of specializing to support your specific OT interests or individual needs for your practice.
Honestly, we at OT Potential are friends with many of these providers and are proud to share their CE courses 🙂.
We decided to feature only AOTA-approved online courses in this list.
1.) A-Z School-Based OT | OT School House
- Cost: $399
- 9.5 hours
2.) The Dynamic School OT | Devon Breithart
- Cost: $498
- 7 hours
3.) The Learn Play Thrive Approach to Autism | Learn Play Thrive
- Cost: $389
- 9.5 hours
4.) OT Courses | The Lactation OT
- Cost: $179-$399
- 38 hours available
5.) OT Pioneers: Introduction to Pelvic Floor Therapy for Occupational Therapists | The Functional Pelvis
- Cost: $647
- 10 hours
6.) Pelvic Rehab: Manual Assessment and Treatment Techniques| Essential Pelvic Health
- Cost: $595
- 16 hours
7.) Tele-Health for Pediatric Occupational Therapists | Play It Forward Therapy
- Cost: $497
- 9 hours
8.) Toilet Training Success Academy | Arianna Medina
- Cost: $994
- 10 hours available
9.) Ready, Set, Mash-up | Ready, Set, Treat
- Cost: $175
- 6 hours
10.) Revolutionize Your Learning Space for Student Success | Justin Lyons, OTR/L via PESI
- Cost: $219.99
- 6 hours
11.) Skills2Care Certification | The Dementia Collaborative
- Cost: $2,200
- 30 hours
If you only need a few courses, maybe free is the best option for you?
There are plenty of free online OT continuing education courses out there! We’ve done our best to compile the free CEU offerings we know of into this companion post: Free Occupational Therapy (OT) CEUs-AOTA Approved.
We are in a time of rapid change. And so, finding the right continuing education for your particular OT practice is crucial.
We hope this list has helped you on the hunt of finding the absolute best occupational therapy continuing education courses (for you)!