Recent 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 transcripts||Yes|
|Submit proof of at least 2 months of supervised field experience & name of supervisor||Yes|
|Provide 2 signed letters of reference from supervisor or professor||No|
|Pass the National Board of Occupational Therapist (NBCOT) COTA Exam||Yes, $555 in person/$515 online|
|Provide letter of verification from NBCOT||Yes|
|Pass criminal background check||Yes|
|Provide statement of citizenship and alien status||No|
|Submit fingerprint card||No|
|Complete New Mexico OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $100|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 20 CPE credit hours|
New Mexico OTA License Application
For 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
Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico
PO BOX 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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:
- Research New Mexico’s OTA Programs
- Compare average OTA salaries in New Mexico’s major cities
- Find a OTA job in New Mexico