Beginning in January 2017, all Hawaii OTAs should be licensed. Prior, Hawaii did not license, register, or certify occupational therapist assistants – OTAs. However, OTAs working in Hawaii have always worked under the supervision of a Hawaii licensed OT.
The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Professional & Vocational Licensing will be the agency that licenses OTAs after 2017 and it is the agency that currently licenses OTs in Hawaii.
The link above takes you to a page with more Hawaii COTA licensing information, application forms, and a list of fees.
How long does it take to get your Hawaii COTA license.
Kelly Clark says
Have you already finished your associate’s degree and passed the NBCOT COTA Exam?
If so, I’m not sure how long you have to wait after submitting your application. You can contact the HI board to ask them: http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/contact/