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 New Jersey

OTA Licensing in New JerseyThere are 3,430 licensed OTs and OTAs in New Jersey according to recent BLS data. Also, the field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. New Jersey Occupational Therapy Assistant licensing is regulated by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs – Occupational Therapy Advisory Council. Like other states, you must first complete an accredited OTA program before applying for your OTA license in New Jersey.

More OTA Info for New Jersey:

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OTA License Requirement
Required in New Jersey?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified schoolYes
Submit proof of at least 12 weeks of supervised field experience & name of supervisor & submit official transcriptsYes
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 & score report from NBCOTYes
Pass criminal background checkYes
Provide statement of citizenship and alien statusNo
Submit fingerprint cardNo
Complete New Jersey OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, $100
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, hours required vary

New Jersey OTA License Application

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

New Jersey Occupational Therapy Advisory Council Contact Info

New Jersey Office of the Attorney General
Division of Consumer Affairs
New Jersey Occupational Therapy Advisory Council
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone Number
p: (973) 504-6570

Why Be a OTA in New Jersey?

More OTA Info for New Jersey:

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