Recent BLS data shows that Idaho currently licenses around 400 OTs and OTAs. That many not be many, but the profession is expected to grow 33% by 2020. All OTA licensing in Idaho is regulated by the Idaho State Occupational Therapy Licensure Board. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Idaho.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Idaho?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit certificate of graduation||Yes|
|Submit proof of at least 4 months 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 Idaho OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $85|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 2 CEUs & 10 Professional Development Units|
Idaho OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Idaho, 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.
Idaho OTA Board Contact Info
BUREAU OF OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES
700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0063
Why Be a OTA in Idaho?
Idaho has 1 OTA Program available and salaries are average. There are jobs available and the field is growing. To find out more about a career as an Occupational therapy assistant in Idaho visit these pages.