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 Oregon

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OTA Licensing in Oregon

More OTA Info for Oregon:

Approximately 1,110 licensed OTAs work in Oregon according to recent census data from the BLS. All OTA licensing in Oregon is regulated by the Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensing Board. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Oregon.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Oregon?
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 Oregon OTA License Application & Pay Fee Yes, $70
Complete continuing education credits every two years Yes, 30 CPE credit hours

Oregon OTA License Application

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

Oregon OTA Board Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensing Board
State Office Building
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 407
Portland, OR 97232-2187
Phone Numbers and Email
971-673-0198 | felicia.m.holgate@state.or.us

Why Be a OTA in Oregon?

Oregon has 1 accredited OTA program for students. Salaries for Oregon OTAs are slightly above average. Learn more about being an OTA in Oregon on these pages:

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