Re-entry Program

The School of Occupational Therapy offers a program of study for therapists who are re-entering the field of practice after a lapse in their professional license (according to the Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensing Board the lapse period is 3 years or more).  The program is offered to therapists at the professional level (OT 639) and at the technical level (OT 439) and requires both didactic and fieldwork components (see catalog course descriptions).  Registration typically occurs in July and December for these on-line courses, typically offered in the fall and spring semesters.  Enrollment is limited.

Sample course syllabi are available below:

OT639 Course Syllabus

OT439 Course Syllabus

Since this is an on-line course, a basic level of computer skills will be expected.  You can brush up on your skills at the following website: This is just one site that is available; you may find others more helpful.

Admission to the Re-Entry Program

The Re-entry Program is held twice a year, in fall and spring semesters. Registration for Fall semester is from July 1 to August 15; registration for spring semester is between December 1 and January 8.  Healthcare requirements must be complete before registration for this course will be accepted.  This process can take up to two months, so please start right away if you are interested in this course.

Also, use this time between registration and the start of the course to order necessary textbooks.  The start date for fall of 2013 is August 26, 2013.  The start date for spring of 2014 is January 20, 2014.  The program is designed to be able to be completed in approximately four months. 

The fieldwork component of the course has healthcare requirements.  Please review these at the Certification Prerequisites link below, to assure compliance so that the fieldwork component can begin on schedule.  The fieldwork component syllabus, prerequisites, and criminal history check forms are listed below.  Please review.

Fieldwork Component Syllabus

Certification Prerequisites

Criminal History Check

Student Health Center Immunization History and Release

Registration for this Course

In order to register for this course, please fill out the Non-Degree Seeking Student Registration Request Form.  Please mail or fax the form, along with proof of all healthcare requirements, to the School of Occupational Therapy at:

School of Occupational Therapy

Pacific University

190 SE 8th Ave., Suite 360

Hillsboro, OR 97123

fax (503) 352-7360

phone (503) 352-7268

The cost for either of the reentry courses for the 13-14 academic year is $1676 for this two credit course, which is $867 per credit hour.  There is also a $30 per semester lab fee.

All registered students enrolled in 1 or more credit hours are required to participate in the student health plan and premium is automatically billed on the tuition billing statement unless proof of comparable coverage is provided with the completed waiver form submitted on-line at by the first day of class.  When you go to this website, click on the waiver process, then on the link to the semi-annual undergraduate/graduate link to get you to the correct form.

If you are applying for re-licensure in Oregon, please contact Felicia Holgate with the Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensing Board.  It is recommended that you do the same if you are applying in a state other than Oregon.


Policy for Withdrawals

Students who register and fail to begin the course within the first two weeks will be withdrawn and will need to re-register to take the course in a subsequent semester.