Arkansas employs over 1,000 OTs and OTAs offering OTAs a higher than average annual salary when compared to the U.S. average according to the most recent salary data taken by the BLS. Job growth is expected to be 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Arkansas is regulated by the Arkansas State Medical Board. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Arkansas.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Arkansas?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school||Yes|
|Submit proof of at least 2 months of supervised field experience & name of supervisor||Yes, OTA supervision form|
|Provide 2 signed letters of reference from supervisor or professor||Yes|
|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 proof of citizenship or work visa||Yes|
|Present a copy of identification||Yes|
|Complete Arkansas OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $50 (application form)|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 12 CPE credit hours|
Arkansas OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become an OTA in Arkansas, 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.
Arkansas State Medical Board Contact Info
1401 w. Capitol Ave., Suite 340
Little Rock, AR 72201
Why Be an OTA in Arkansas?
Arkansas is a good state for OTAs to get an education, with 3 accredited OTA Programs offered. There are also many jobs and salaries in Arkansas are some of the highest in the country for OTAs. Learn more about becoming a Occupational therapy assistant in Arkansas by clicking the links below.