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 Kentucky

OTA Licensing in KentuckyThe most recent BLS census data shows 1,500+ licensed OTAs working in Kentucky and projects a 33% growth in this job sector by 2020. All OTA licensing in Kentucky is regulated by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Kentucky.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Kentucky?
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 Arizona OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, $35
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 12 CPE credit hours

Kentucky OTA License Application

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

Kentucky Board of Licensure for OT Contact Info

Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy
P.O. Box 1360
Frankfurt, Kentucky 40602
Phone Numbers and Email
502-564-3296 | jennifer.hutcherson@ky.gov

Why Be a OTA in Kentucky?

5 accredited OTA programs are offered in Kentucky and there is a solid demand for working OTAs. Salaries are above the US average in KY. To learn more about a career as an OTA in Kentucky, checkout these pages:

More OTA Info for Kentucky:

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