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 Missouri

OTA Licensing in MissouriThere are approximately 2,750 licensed OTs and OTAs in Missouri according to recent BLS census data. Additionally, the field is projected to grow 33% by 2020. All OTA licensing in Missouri is regulated by the Missouri Board of Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Missouri.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Missouri?
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 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 Missouri OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, $30
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 18 CPE credit hours

Missouri OTA License Application

Download-OTA-Application-IconFor detailed information and instructions to become an OTA in Missouri, 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.

Missouri Board of Occupational Therapy Contact Info

Missouri Board of Occupational Therapy
P.O. Box 1335
3605 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
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Why Be a OTA in Missouri?

Missouri offers more accredited OTA programs than most states, with 8 to choose from. Salaries are around the US average for OTAs. Learn more about an OTA career in Missouri on these pages:

More OTA Info for Missouri:

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