Recent BLS data shows 3,900 active licensed OTs and OTAs in Georgia. The occupation is expected to grow 33% by 2020 and average salaries are higher for OTAs in Georgia than most states in the US. All OTA licensing in Georgia is regulated by the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Georgia.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Georgia?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school||Yes|
|Submit proof of at least 16 weeks of supervised field experience & name of supervisor||Yes|
|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 statement of citizenship affidavit||Yes|
|Complete Arizona OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $50|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 20 CPE credit hours|
Georgia OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Georgia, 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. Also view all other forms to complete the license app
Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy Contact Info
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217-3858
Why Be a OTA in Georgia?
Georgia is a friendly state for OTAs with 6 accredited OTA Programs available. Jobs are plenty and salaries are higher in Georgia than most other states in the country. Interested in learning more about becoming a licensed Occupational therapy assistant in Georgia then checkout these pages.