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 West Virginia

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OTA Licensing in West VirginiaAll OTA licensing in West Virginia is regulated by the West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in West Virginia.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in West Virginia?
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
Complete a supervisory statement form Yes, here is form
Submit fingerprint card No
Complete Washington OTA License Application & Pay Fee Yes, $100
Complete continuing education credits every two years Yes, 24 CPE credit hours

West Virginia OTA License Application

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

West Virginia OTA Board Contact Info

West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy
1063 Maple Dr., Suite 4B
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505
Phone Numbers and Email
304-285-3150
wvbot@wv.gov

Why Be an OTA in West Virginia?

West Virginia has 1 accredited OTA program for students to get their education. Jobs are in solid demand and salaries are close to the national average OTA salary. Learn more about an OTA career in West Virginia on these pages:

More OTA Info for West Virginia:

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