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 Texas

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OTA Licensing in TexasRecent census data collected by the BLS shows 7,050 licensed OTs and OTAs in Texas. The field is projected for large growth through 2020, of 33%. The Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners regulates the licensing of Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants in Texas. The licensing section will handle all applicants for registration. Applicant fees are non-refundable so it is important that you make sure you meet all the requirements before applying.

More OTA Info for Texas:

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Texas?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official transcripts Yes
Submit proof of at least 6 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 TexasOTA License Application & Pay Fee Yes, $100
Complete continuing education credits every two years Yes, 30 hours

Texas OTA License Application

To start the online application process now, visit the online application form. You will also need to complete the online jurisprudence exam.

Texas OTA Board Contact Info

TEXAS BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EXAMINERS
333 Guadalupe, Suite 2-510
Austin, TX 78701-3942
Phone Numbers & Fax
p: (512) 305-6900
f: (512) 305-6970

Why Be a OTA in Texas?

  • The average OTA salary in Texas is one of the highest average OTA salaries in the U.S. So, if you want to get paid well, then being a OTA in Texas is a great move.
  • Also, there are plenty of accredited OTA schools in Texas if you haven’t finished your education.
  • In addition to high salaries, there are some awesome OTA jobs in Texas in a variety of settings and regions.

More OTA Info for Texas:

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