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 Nevada

OTA Licensing in NevadaRecent BLS census data shows roughly 800 licensed OTs and OTAs in Nevada. The OTA field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Nevada is regulated by the Nevada Board of Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Nevada.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Nevada?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit transcriptsYes
Submit proof of at least 16 weeks of supervised field experience & name of supervisorYes
Provide 2 signed letters of reference from supervisor or professorNo
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
Provide statement of citizenship and alien statusNo
Submit fingerprint cardNo
Complete Nevada OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, fee varies
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 20 Continuing Competency hours

Nevada OTA License Application

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

Nevada Board of Occupational Therapy Contact Info

State of Nevada Board of Occupational Therapy
P.O. Box 34779
Reno, NV 89533-4779
Phone Numbers and Email
(775) 746-4101

Why Be a OTA in Nevada?

Nevada offers 1 accredited OTA program for students to get their education prior to licensing. Salaries for OTAs in Nevada are quite a bit higher than the national average OTA salary. Learn more about an OTA career in Nevada on these pages:

More OTA Info for Nevada:

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