Does Origin Require always on Internet?

Im considering upgrading from 3.5 to Origin and was curious. Other than the initial activation, does Origin require you to be connected to the internet every time you launch the program to access your music? Or will it be OK without internet once activated? I’m OK if that means it can not be used on any other PC if it can not connect.

It works offline from version 1.0.4, but required periodic connection to the internet.