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 Nebraska

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OTA Licensing in NebraskaThere are 790 licensed OTs and OTAs in Nebraska according to recent BLS data. Additionally, the data projects a 33% growth in the field through 2020. All OTA licensing in Nebraska is regulated by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Nebraska.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Nebraska?
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 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 Nebraska OTA License Application & Pay Fee Yes, $120
Complete continuing education credits every two years Yes, 50 CPE credit hours

Nebraska OTA License Application

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

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Contact Info

Division of Public Health – Licensure Unit
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986
Phone Numbers and Email
(402) 471-2299
michelle.humlicek@nebraska.gov

Why Be a OTA in Nebraska?

Nebraska offers 2 accredited OTA programs that students can choose between. Salaries for OTAs in Nebraska are slightly higher than the national average. Learn more about an OTA career in Nebraska on these pages:

More OTA Info for Nebraska:

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