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Recreational Therapy Governing Board

Welcome to the Recreation Therapy Governing Board.

Due to the current State of Emergency around the COVID-19 Health Advisory, all board and licensing business is being done electronically via email at this time. Please do not call the office or any board phone listed on this page at this time. Please contact Talia Wilson, Talia.Wilson@oplc.nh.gov and your inquiry will be responded to as soon as possible during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

For further information regarding the Covid-19 State of Emergency, please go to the OPLC main page and follow the Covid-19 Licensee Resources Tab in the Quick Links section, or go click on the Coronavirus COVID-19 State of NH Link at the top of the OPLC Main Page.

Governor's Emergency Order

  • Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H pdf file
    Modifications Applicable to all OPLC Licensed Professionals
    1. Certain Continuing Education Requirements for Licensed Professionals Waived
    2. Continuing Education of Licensed Professionals Through Remote Instruction
    3. Waiver of Notarization Requirements
    4. Electronic Signatures Accepted

This site was developed to provide items of interest to licensees, applicants and consumers. It is our hope that the site is useful and informative. We invite you to contact the Board with your comments, suggestions or further information on specific questions.

Initial or Reinstatement License

To apply for an initial New Hampshire license or to reinstate a New Hampshire license, use our electronic submission feature to request an application packet or contact the Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals at (603) 271-8389 and request an application packet.

License Cycle

All Recreational Therapist licenses expire on December 31 in every even-numbered year per New Hampshire Statute RSA 328-F:19. Depending on when your application is approved, a license may be valid for just a few months of the two-year cycle. Initial license fees are not pro-rated. Renewal notices are sent out from the office no later than October 15 of the renewal year.

Recently Moved?

Whether moving around New Hampshire or relocating to another state, every licensee is obligated to notify this office of any changes. Allied Health law RSA 328-F:21 states "Licensees shall maintain their current business and home address on file with their governing boards. Any changes in address shall be provided to the office no later than 30 days from the date of the change." Keeping your file information current is your responsibility.


Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152