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 Alabama

OTA Licensing in AlabamaAll OTA licensing in Alabama is regulated by the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy (ASBOT). There are over 1,000 licensed Occupational Therapists and OTAs in Alabama. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Alabama.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Alabama?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified schoolYes
Submit proof of at least 8 wks supervised field experience & name of supervisorYes
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
Complete Citizen Verification Form & attach passport photoYes
Pass the ASBOT Alabama Licensing ExamYes
Complete Alabama OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, $115
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 10 CPE credit hours

Alabama OTA License Application

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

Alabama OTA Board Contact Info


Physical Address:
64 N. Union Street, Suite 734
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-4510
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 304510
Montgomery, AL 36130-4510

Phone Number
(334) 353-4466

Why Be an OTA in Alabama?

Alabama is a good state for OTAs offering competitive salaries and 2 accredited OTA Programs available. Many OTA jobs are available and salaries are typically higher than the national average of $53,240. Learn more about becoming an Occupational therapist assistant in Alabama by clicking the links below.

More OTA Info for Alabama:

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