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 Kansas

OTA Licensing in KansasRecent BLS data shows 1,100 licensed OTAs in Kansas and expectations for the field to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Kansas is regulated by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Kansas.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Kansas?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official transcriptsYes
Submit proof of at least 2 months of supervised field experience & name of supervisorYes
Provide 1 signed letter 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
Complete Kansas OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, $80
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 40 CPE credit hours

Kansas OTA License Application

Download-OTA-Application-IconFor detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Kansas, 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. See all Kansas OTA Forms.

Kansas OTA Board Contact Info

Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
800 SW Jackson
Lower Level-Suite A.
TOPEKA KS 66612
Phone Numbers and Email
(785) 296-7413
1-888-886-7205
licensingextras@ksbha.ks.gov

Why Be a OTA in Kansas?

Kansas offers students 5 accredited OTA programs to choose from. Salaries in Kansas are competitive, they are above the national average for OTAs. To learn more about a career as an OTA in Kansas follow these links:

More OTA Info for Kansas:

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