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 Florida

OTA Licensing in FloridaRecent BLS data shows 6,160 licensed OTs and OTAs working in the beautiful state of Florida. Additionally, this occupation is expected to grow 33% through 2020. The Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice regulates all applicants for Florida OTA Licenses. Below are the requirements to obtain and OTA license in Florida.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Florida?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school and send official transcriptsYes
Submit proof of at least 2 months of supervised field experience & name of supervisorYes
Complete 2 hour course on preventing medical errorsYes
Pass the National Board of Occupational Therapist (NBCOT) COTA ExamYes, $555 in person/$515 online
Provide official score reports and letter of verification from NBCOTYes
Pass criminal background checkYes
Complete Florida OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, $180
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 20 CPE credit hours

Florida OTA License Application

Download-OTA-Application-IconFor detailed information and instructions to become an OTA in Florida, visit Florida’s Applicant FAQs and register a free account so that you can apply online. To download the form, right click the icon to the right and then click on “Save As” to save the PDF

Florida Dept. of Health Occupational Therapy Board Contact Info

Why Be a OTA in Florida?

In addition to Florida being the beautiful sunshine state that it is, there are many great reasons that an OTA would want their career in Florida, here are a few:

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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