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 Minnesota

OTA Licensing in MinnesotaRecent census data from the BLS shows approximately 2,250 licensed OTs and OTAs in Minnesota. Also, this field is expected to grow 33% by 2020. All OTA licensing in Minnesota is regulated by the Minnesota Department of Health. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Minnesota.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Minnesota?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified schoolYes
Submit proof of at least 2 months of supervised field experience & name of supervisorYes
Provide 2 signed letters 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 Minnesota OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, varies $66 – $110
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 18 CPE credit hours

Minnesota OTA License Application

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

Minnesota Department of Health Contact Info

Heatlh Occupations Program
ATTN: Kim Ruberg
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Phone Numbers and Email

Why Be a OTA in Minnesota?

Students can compare and choose from 4 accredited OTA programs in Minnesota. Jobs are in demand and salaries are around the same as the national average OTA salary. Learn more about an OTA career in Minnesota on these pages:

More OTA Info for Minnesota:

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