Recent BLS census data shows approximately 1,350 licensed OTAs in Louisiana. Also, the OTA field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Louisiana is regulated by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Louisiana.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Louisiana?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official transcripts||Yes|
|Submit proof of at least 2 months of supervised field experience & verification from supervisor||Yes, verification 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|
|Meet face to face with board unless you are a recent LA graduate||Yes|
|Submit notarized Oath or Affirmation||Yes|
|Complete Louisiana OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $100|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 12 CPE credit hours|
Louisiana OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Louisiana, 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< /b>.
Louisiana OTA Board Contact Info
630 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Why Be a OTA in Louisiana?
Louisiana offers 3 accredited OTA programs for students to choose from. Salaries for OTAs are a bit higher in Louisiana when compared to the US average. To learn more about an OTA career in Louisiana follow these links: