Occupational Therapy Continuing Education

No-cost Continuing Education Courses for School-based OTs
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June 24, 2020 06:38 AM (GMT-04:00)
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Our Favorite Free and Affordable Online CEUs for School-Based OTs

When you’re a school-based occupational therapist, summer is the prime time to enjoy family, explore the outdoors, and catch up on your favorite shows. It’s also the perfect time to take online occupational therapy courses so you can brush up on your specialized OT skills, earn those CEUs, and be prepared for the next school year.
You deserve a relaxing summer, so to make the search for the right OT courses easier on you, we have compiled our favorite online occupational therapy courses. Great news, they’re all either free or very affordable and many of them offer CEU credits or contact hours. We’ve also included teletherapy resources since many school-based OTs will likely continue to provide virtual services in the next school year. As you explore these occupational therapy CEU resources, be sure to bookmark your favorites. Enjoy!

AOTA Children and Youth Webinars

This site features both live and recorded webinar courses. They are $20 each. Topics include trauma-informed OT, how OT can help with PANDAS, and a self-determination approach to school-based OT.

AOTA Covid-19 Related Webinars

These webinars are both live and recorded and are all free. They cover a wide range of topics related to COVID-19 including addressing student needs through telehealth, providing OT at home, and sharing strategies for overcoming chaos.

AOTA Free Webinars

Here are 12 free webinars from AOTA. Titles include “Distinct Value of Occupational Therapy in Today’s Schools,” “Learning to Interact With Challenging Patients and Their Families,” “Relationships, Resilience, Relevance: Returning to the Basics of our Profession,” and “Therapeutic Use of Virtual Reality in OT.”


This site offers one CE course for free and after that, a membership of $99 per year for unlimited CE courses. OccupationalTherapy.com offers a wide variety of courses related to pediatrics and school-based OT.


This website currently offers about 20 courses related to school-based therapy. There is a 9-contact hour course called School-Based Therapy that would be great for a therapist new to this area of practice. 

Parent Coaching in the Teletherapy Context

This is a free 45-minute webinar about planning and executing virtual therapy sessions using parent coaching as a tool.


Earn Your CEUs This Summer 

As you soak in the warm summer sun, remember, this is a time to relax and renew. Just don’t forget to set aside a little time to expand your knowledge base so you can shine bright for your students for the new school year! 
Interested in checking out some of our other top virtual resources? Visit our Cross Country Education blog to find info on free resources, CEUs, and other professional development opportunities for educators and school support professionals. 

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