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 Massachusetts

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OTA Licensing in MassachusettsThere are approximately 4,860 licensed OTAs in Massachusetts according to most recent BLS census data. Additionally the field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Massachusetts is regulated by the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR). However, they utilize a private company to manage their application process, Professional Credential Services is the company you will work with to obtain your OTA license in MA. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Massachusetts.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Massachusetts?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official transcripts Yes
Submit proof of at least 2 months 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 Massachusetts OTA License Application & Pay Fee Yes, $195
Complete continuing education credits every two years Yes, 30 Continuing Education credit hours

Massachusetts OTA License Application

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

Massachusetts OTA Contact Info
Contact PCS for all applications and testing information at:
Professional Credential Services, Inc. (PCS)
P.O. Box 198689
Nashville, TN 37219-8689
Tel. 877-887-9727 (toll free)
or 615-880-4225
Website: www.pcshq.com

Why Be an OTA in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts has 4 accredited OTA programs for students to consider. Salaries in MA are a bit higher than the national average OTA salary. Learn more about an OTA career in Massachusetts by visiting these pages:

More OTA Info for Massachusetts:

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