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 North Carolina

OTA Licensing in North CarolinaThere are 2,520 licensed OTAs in North Carolina according to recent census data from the BLS. The OTA field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in North Carolina is regulated by the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in North Carolina.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in North Carolina?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit 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 North Carolina OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, $100
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 15 CPE credit hours

North Carolina OTA License Application

Download-OTA-Application-IconFor more info and to get started towards your OTA license in North Carolina, see the board’s Application request form. To download the form, right click the icon to the right and then click on “Save As” to save the PDF file.

North Carolina OTA Board Contact Info

N.C. Board of Occupational Therapy
P.O. Box 2280
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone Numbers and Email
(919) 832-1380

Why Be a OTA in North Carolina?

North Carolina offers 4 accredited OTA programs and average salaries for licensed OTAs. To learn more about an OTA career in NC, checkout these pages:

More OTA Info for North Carolina:

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