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 Wisconsin

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OTA Licensing in WisconsinRecent BLS census data shows a projected 33% growth in the OTA field with 2,730 licensed OTAs currently in Wisconsin. All OTA licensing in Wisconsin is regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Wisconsin.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Wisconsin?
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 Wisconsin OTA License Application & Pay Fee Yes, $150
Complete continuing education credits every two years Yes, 24 CPE credit hours

Wisconsin OTA License Application

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

Wisconsin OTA Board Contact Info

Mail completed forms to:
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
Phone Numbers and Email
(608) 266-2112
dsps@wi.gov

Why Be a OTA in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin offers students 5 accredited OTA programs to choose from. There is a solid demand for OTA jobs and salaries are close to the national average. Learn more about an OTA career in Wisconsin on these pages:

More OTA Info for Wisconsin:

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