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 Georgia

OTA Licensing in GeorgiaRecent BLS data shows 3,900 active licensed OTs and OTAs in Georgia. The occupation is expected to grow 33% by 2020 and average salaries are higher for OTAs in Georgia than most states in the US. All OTA licensing in Georgia is regulated by the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Georgia.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Georgia?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified schoolYes
Submit proof of at least 16 weeks of supervised field experience & name of supervisorYes
Provide 2 signed letters of reference from supervisor or professorYes
Pass the National Board of Occupational Therapist (NBCOT) COTA ExamYes, $555 in person/$515 online
Provide letter of verification from NBCOTYes
Pass criminal background checkYes
Provide statement of citizenship affidavitYes
Complete Arizona OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, $50
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 20 CPE credit hours

Georgia OTA License Application

Download-OTA-Application-IconFor detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Georgia, 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. Also view all other forms to complete the license app
lication process.

Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy Contact Info

Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217-3858
Phone Numbers and Email
(478) 207-2440

Why Be a OTA in Georgia?

Georgia is a friendly state for OTAs with 6 accredited OTA Programs available. Jobs are plenty and salaries are higher in Georgia than most other states in the country. Interested in learning more about becoming a licensed Occupational therapy assistant in Georgia then checkout these pages.

More OTA Info for Georgia:

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