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 Michigan

OTA Licensing in MichiganRecent census data from the BLS shows that there are over 4,000 licensed OTs and OTAs in Michigan. Also, the field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Michigan is regulated by the Michigan Board of Occupational Therapists. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Michigan.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Michigan?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official transcriptsYes
Submit proof of at least 2 months 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
Complete Michigan OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, $90
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 24 CPE credit hours

Michigan OTA License Application

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

Michigan OTA Board Contact Info

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Health Care Services
Board of Occupational Therapy
PO Box 30670
Lansing MI 48909
Phone Numbers and Email
(517) 335-0918

Why Be a OTA in Michigan?

There are 6 accredited OTA programs offered in Michigan for students to compare. Michigan OTA salaries are a little over the US average OTA salary. To learn more about an OTA career in Michigan checkout these links:

More OTA Info for Michigan:

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