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 Louisiana

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OTA Licensing in LouisianaRecent BLS census data shows approximately 1,350 licensed OTAs in Louisiana. Also, the OTA field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Louisiana is regulated by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Louisiana.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Louisiana?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official transcripts Yes
Submit proof of at least 2 months of supervised field experience & verification from supervisor Yes, verification 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
Meet face to face with board unless you are a recent LA graduate Yes
Submit notarized Oath or Affirmation Yes
Complete Louisiana OTA License Application & Pay Fee Yes, $100
Complete continuing education credits every two years Yes, 12 CPE credit hours

Louisiana OTA License Application

Download-OTA-Application-IconFor detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Louisiana, 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< /b>.

Louisiana OTA Board Contact Info

Louisiana Occupational Therapy Board
630 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Numbers and Email
(504) 568-7767
lsbme@lsbme.la.gov
ebarberot@lsbme.la.gov

Why Be a OTA in Louisiana?

Louisiana offers 3 accredited OTA programs for students to choose from. Salaries for OTAs are a bit higher in Louisiana when compared to the US average. To learn more about an OTA career in Louisiana follow these links:

More OTA Info for Louisiana:

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