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 Vermont

OTA Licensing in VermontAccording to data recently collected by the BLS, there are 210 licensed OTs and OTAs in Vermont with a projected growth of 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Vermont is regulated by the Vermont Secretary of State Office of Professional Regulation. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Vermont.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Vermont?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official transcriptsYes
Submit proof of at least 16 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 statusNo
Submit fingerprint cardNo
Complete Vermont OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, $100
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 20 CPE credit hours

Vermont OTA License Application

Download-OTA-Application-IconFor detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Vermont, checkout the OTA FAQ and also see the board’s Instructions and Application form. To download the form, right click the icon
to the right
and then click on “Save As” to save the PDF file.

Vermont OTA Board Contact Info

Vermont Secretary of State
Office of Professional Regulation
Occupational Therapy
89 Main Street 3rd Floor
Montpelier VT 05620-3402
Phone Numbers and Email
(802) 828-3228
judith.griffen@sec.state.vt.us

Why Be a OTA in Vermont?

Currently Vermont doesn’t offer any accredited OTA programs and the demand for jobs is below average. Salaries are slightly above the national average for OTAs. Learn more about an OTA career in Vermont on these pages:

More OTA Info for Vermont:

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