There are over 1,200 licensed OTAs in Iowa according to recent BLS data. Additionally the job sector is expected to grow 33% by 2020. In Iowa, the average salary for OTAs is above the US average. All OTA licensing in Iowa is regulated by the Iowa Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Iowa.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Iowa?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official transcripts||Yes|
|Submit proof of at least 3 months 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 & score reports from NBCOT||Yes|
|Pass criminal background check||Yes|
|Complete Iowa OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $120|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 15 CPE credit hours|
Iowa OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Iowa, 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.
Iowa OTA Board Contact Info
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Lucas State Office Building, 5th Floor
321 E 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Why Be a OTA in Iowa?
Iowa offers 4 accredited OTA programs to choose from. The job sector is growing and offers salaries above the national average. Learn more about an OTA career in Iowa: