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 Rhode Island

OTA Licensing in Rhode IslandRecent BLS census data shows 370 licensed OTs and OTAs in the tiny state of Rhode Island. All OTA licensing in Rhode Island is regulated by the Rhode Island Board of Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Rhode Island.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Rhode Island?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official transcriptsYes
Submit proof of at least 12 weeks of supervised field experience & name of supervisorYes
Provide 2 signed letters of reference from supervisor or professorNo
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
Provide statement of citizenship and alien statusYes
Provide passport style photoYes
Complete Rhode Island OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, $140
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 20 CPE credit hours

Rhode Island OTA License Application

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

Rhode Island OTA Board Contact Info

Rhode Island Board of Occupational Therapy
Room 104
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5097
Phone Numbers and Email
(401) 222-1392 | (401) 222-2828

Why Be a OTA in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island has 2 accredited OTA Programs available for students. Jobs are available and salaries are just over the national average OTA salary. Learn more about Rhode Island OTAs on these pages:

More OTA Info for Rhode Island:

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