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 Mississippi

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OTA Licensing in MississippiThere are approximately 900 licensed OTAs in Mississippi according to recent census data taken by the BLS. This field is expected to grow 33% by 2020. All OTA licensing in Mississippi is regulated by the Mississippi State Department of Health. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Mississippi.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Mississippi?
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
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
Provide statement of citizenship or work visa Yes
Complete Mississippi OTA License Application & pay license fee & app fee Yes, $100 + $100
Complete continuing education credits every two years Yes, 20 CPE credit hours

Mississippi OTA License Application

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

Mississippi OTA Board Contact Info

Mississippi State Department of Health
Office of Lcensure
Professional Licensure Division
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39296-5707
Phone Numbers and Email
(601) 364-7360

Why Be a OTA in Mississippi?

Students can choose from 3 accredited OTA programs in Mississippi. The job market in Mississippi is not the most active compared to other US states but salaries are above average for OTAs in Mississipi.

More OTA Info for Mississippi:

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