Occupational Therapy Assistant Guide

Welcome to the OTA Guide, the complete occupational therapy assistant resource. Here you will find all the info you need to complete your occupational therapy education and get licensed as an OTA in your state. Get started with our free state by state OTA resources on: OTA Schools, OTA Licensing, OTA salary data.
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OTA in Arkansas

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OTA Licensing in Arkansas
Arkansas employs over 1,000 OTs and OTAs offering OTAs a higher than average annual salary when compared to the U.S. average according to the most recent salary data taken by the BLS. Job growth is expected to be 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Arkansas is regulated by the Arkansas State Medical Board. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Arkansas.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Arkansas?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school Yes
Submit proof of at least 2 months of supervised field experience & name of supervisor Yes, OTA supervision form
Provide 2 signed letters of reference from supervisor or professor Yes
Pass the National Board of Occupational Therapist (NBCOT) COTA Exam Yes, $555 in person/$515 online
Provide letter of verification from NBCOT Yes
Pass criminal background check Yes
Provide proof of citizenship or work visa Yes
Present a copy of identification Yes
Complete Arkansas OTA License Application & Pay Fee Yes, $50 (application form)
Complete continuing education credits every two years Yes, 12 CPE credit hours

Arkansas OTA License Application

Download-OTA-Application-IconFor detailed information and instructions to become an OTA in Arkansas, see the board’s Application form. To download the form, right click the icon to the right and then click on “Save As” to save the PDF file.

Arkansas State Medical Board Contact Info

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSURE DEPARTMENT
1401 w. Capitol Ave., Suite 340
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone Numbers and Email
(501) 296-1802

Why Be an OTA in Arkansas?

Arkansas is a good state for OTAs to get an education, with 3 accredited OTA Programs offered. There are also many jobs and salaries in Arkansas are some of the highest in the country for OTAs. Learn more about becoming a Occupational therapy assistant in Arkansas by clicking the links below.

More OTA Info for Arkansas:

1) Click on any schools below to learn more about their programs
2) Under “Program of Interest” choose “Occupational Therapy Assistant” or another degree of interest