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 Mexico

OTA Licensing in New MexicoRecent census data from the BLS shows 740 licensed OTs and OTAs in New Mexico. Additionally the field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in New Mexico is regulated by the New Mexico Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in New Mexico.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in New Mexico?
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 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 New Mexico OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, $100
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 20 CPE credit hours

New Mexico OTA License Application

Download-OTA-Application-IconFor detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in New Mexico, 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 Mexico OTA Board Contact Info

Why Be a OTA in New Mexico?

New Mexico doesn’t just offer beautiful mountains and an awesome climate. OTA salaries are pretty good, close to the US average, and there are multiple accredited OTA programs to choose from. Learn more about an OTA career in NM on these pages:

More OTA Info for New Mexico:

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