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 Connecticut

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OTA Licensing in ConnecticutThe most recent data provided by the BLS shows that Connecticut employs about 1,770 OTs and OTAs. Additionally the field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. Salaries in CT are higher for OTAs than they are in most other states. All OTA licensing in Connecticut is regulated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Connecticut.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Connecticut?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school Yes
Submit proof of at least 8 weeks of supervised field experience & name of supervisor 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 Connecticut OTA License Application & Pay Fee Yes, $200
Complete continuing education units every two years Yes, 9 CPE units

Connecticut OTA License Application

Download-OTA-Application-IconFor detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Connecticut, 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.

Connecticut Dept. of Public Health Contact Info

Connecticut Department of Public Health
CT DPH
OTA Application Processing
410 Capitol Ave., MS #12MQA
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone Numbers and Email
(860) 509-7603
dph.alliedhealth@ct.gov

Why Be a OTA in Connecticut?

Connecticut is an education friendly state for OTAs offering 4 accredited OTA Programs. Additionally the job market is strong and OTA salaries in CT are higher than many other US states. Learn more about a career as an Occupational Therapist Assistant in Connecticut by visiting the pages below.

More OTA Info for Connecticut:

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