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 Colorado

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OTA Licensing in ColoradoColorado began licensing OTAs in 2014. According to the most recent BLS data the state has an extremely high employment rate employing close to 10,000 OTs and OTAs. The Colorado Office of Occupational Therapy is the agency that regulates OTA licenses. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Colorado.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Colorado?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school Yes
Submit proof of at least 24 weeks of supervised field experience & name of supervisor Yes
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
Complete California OTA License Application & Pay Fee Yes, fee changes annually

Colorado OTA License Application

For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Colorado, see the board’s Application form. To download the form you must first create an account on the agency’s website.

Colorado Office of Occupational Therapy Contact Info

Colorado Division of Professions and Occupations
Office of Occupational Therapy Registration
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone Numbers, Fax and Email
phone: 303-894-7800
fax: 303-894-7764
email: dora_occupationaltherapists@state.co.us

Why Be a OTA in Colorado?

Colorado has 2 accredited OTA programs. According to the most recent BLS data, the state employs 9,250+ OTs and OTAs and pays them higher than most states in the country. To learn more about becoming an OTA in Colorado checkout these links:

More OTA Info for Colorado:

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