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 South Carolina

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OTA Licensing in South CarolinaRecent census data taken by the BLS shows 1,270 licensed OTAs in South Carolina. Also, the occupation is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in South Carolina is regulated by the South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in South Carolina.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in South Carolina?
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 South Carolina OTA License Application & Pay Fee Yes, $115
Complete continuing education credits every two years Yes, 32 CPE credit hours

South Carolina OTA License Application

Download-OTA-Application-IconFor detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in South Carolina, 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. You can also apply online.

South Carolina OTA Board Contact Info

South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy
P. O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Phone Numbers and Email
(803) 896-4683
contactllr@llr.sc.gov

Why Be a OTA in South Carolina?

South Carolina is home to 3 accredited OTA programs for students to compare. Salaries for OTAs in South Carolina are slightly higher than the US average. Learn more about South Carolina OTAs on the pages below:

More OTA Info for South Carolina:

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