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 Montana

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OTA Licensing in MontanaMontana is home to 250 licensed OTs and OTAs according to recent census data from the BLS. The field is projected to grow 33% by 2020. All OTA licensing in Montana is regulated by the Montana Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Montana.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Montana?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school 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 No
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 and alien status No
Submit fingerprint card No
Complete Montana OTA License Application & Pay Fee Yes, $190
Complete continuing education credits every two years Yes, 20 CPE credit hours

Montana OTA License Application

Download-OTA-Application-IconFor detailed information and instructions to become an OTA in Montana, 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.

Montana OTA Board Contact Info

MONTANA BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE
PO BOX 200513
301 SOUTH PARK, 4th FLOOR
HELENA, MONTANA 59620-0513
Phone Numbers and Email
(406) 841-2202
dlibsdotp@mt.gov

Why Be a OTA in Montana?

Montana currently doesn’t offer any accredited OTA programs. Salaries in Montana for OTAs are about average and often times a bit below the national average. To learn more about an OTA career in Montana, checkout these links:

More OTA Info for Montana:

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