Recent BLS census data shows 370 licensed OTs and OTAs in the tiny state of Rhode Island. All OTA licensing in Rhode Island is regulated by the Rhode Island Board of Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Rhode Island.
More OTA Info for Rhode Island:
OTA License Requirement
Required in Rhode Island?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official transcripts||Yes|
|Submit proof of at least 12 weeks 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||Yes|
|Provide passport style photo||Yes|
|Complete Rhode Island OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $140|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 20 CPE credit hours|
Rhode Island OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become an OTA in Rhode Island, 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.
Rhode Island OTA Board Contact Info
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5097
(401) 222-1392 | (401) 222-2828
Why Be a OTA in Rhode Island?
Rhode Island has 2 accredited OTA Programs available for students. Jobs are available and salaries are just over the national average OTA salary. Learn more about Rhode Island OTAs on these pages: