Colorado began licensing OTAs in 2014. According to the most recent BLS data the state has an extremely high employment rate employing close to 10,000 OTs and OTAs. The Colorado Office of Occupational Therapy is the agency that regulates OTA licenses. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Colorado.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Colorado?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school||Yes|
|Submit proof of at least 24 weeks of supervised field experience & name of supervisor||Yes|
|Provide 2 signed letters of reference from supervisor or professor||Yes|
|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|
|Complete California OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, fee changes annually|
Colorado OTA License Application
Colorado Office of Occupational Therapy Contact Info
Office of Occupational Therapy Registration
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Why Be a OTA in Colorado?
Colorado has 2 accredited OTA programs. According to the most recent BLS data, the state employs 9,250+ OTs and OTAs and pays them higher than most states in the country. To learn more about becoming an OTA in Colorado checkout these links: