Objective and Function

The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Occupational Therapy Practice is to protect the public from unsafe practices and practices which tend to reduce competition or fix prices for services. The Board must also maintain standards of professional competence and service delivery. To meet these objectives, the Board

  • develops standards for professional competency
  • promulgates rules and regulations
  • adjudicates complaints against professionals and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions.

The Board issues licenses to occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, including temporary licenses.

The Board's statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 20.


The Board meets the first Wednesday of every other month at 4:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the general public and are held in the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, in Dover.

To ensure that business (such as a license application) is on the agenda for the Board's consideration at its next meeting, submit all documentation to the Board office no later than 4:30 PM ten full working days before the meeting date.



LATE RENEWALS: If your license is not renewed by 7/31/2016, it will expire. The period during which you may file a late renewal application has decreased from three years to one year after the expiration date. In addition, if your license is renewed to active status after the expiration date, your continuing education will be audited. For full information on late renewals, please read Important Information About Late Renewals.

Phone - Fax - Email
(302) 744-4500
(302) 739-2711

Mailing address:
Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904