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 Arizona

OTA Licensing in Arizona
All OTA licensing in Arizona is regulated by the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners. The most recent BLS data reflects 1,200 OTs and OTAs working in Arizona with an average annual salary higher than the national average. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Arizona.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Arizona?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified schoolYes
Submit proof of at least 680 hours of supervised field experience & name of supervisorYes
Provide 2 signed letters of reference from supervisor or professorYes
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 statusYes
Submit fingerprint cardYes, $22
Complete Arizona OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, $170
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 12 CPE credit hours

Arizona OTA License Application

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

Arizona OTA Board Contact Info

4205 N. 7th Ave, Ste 305
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone Numbers & Fax
p: (602) 589-8352
f: (602) 589-8354

Why Be a OTA in Arizona?

Arizona is a great state for OTAs with 4 accredited OTA Programs available. There are also plenty of jobs so OTAs are in demand and average salaries in Arizona are higher than the US average. For more info on OTA schools, jobs, and salaries in Arizona checkout the pages below.

More OTA Info for Arizona:

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