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 Ohio

OTA Licensing in OhioThere are 4,770 licensed OTAs in Ohio according to recent census data taken by the BLS. All OTA licensing in Ohio is regulated by the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board Licensing . Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Ohio.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Ohio?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified schoolYes
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
Pass the Ohio jurisprudence examYes, here is form
Complete Ohio OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, $100
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 20 CPE credit hours

Ohio OTA License Application

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

Ohio OTA Board Contact Info

Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board
77 S. High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108
Phone Numbers and Email
(614) 466-3774

Why Be a OTA in Ohio?

Ohio has far more accredited OTA programs compared to most states, with 15 for students to choose from. Salaries for OTAs in Ohio are slightly above average, to learn more about a career as an OTA in Ohio visit these pages:

More OTA Info for Ohio:

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