The most recent data provided by the BLS shows that Connecticut employs about 1,770 OTs and OTAs. Additionally the field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. Salaries in CT are higher for OTAs than they are in most other states. All OTA licensing in Connecticut is regulated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Connecticut.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Connecticut?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school||Yes|
|Submit proof of at least 8 weeks of supervised field experience & name of supervisor||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 Connecticut OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $200|
|Complete continuing education units every two years||Yes, 9 CPE units|
Connecticut OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Connecticut, 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.
Connecticut Dept. of Public Health Contact Info
OTA Application Processing
410 Capitol Ave., MS #12MQA
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Why Be a OTA in Connecticut?
Connecticut is an education friendly state for OTAs offering 4 accredited OTA Programs. Additionally the job market is strong and OTA salaries in CT are higher than many other US states. Learn more about a career as an Occupational Therapist Assistant in Connecticut by visiting the pages below.