The most recent BLS census data shows 1,500+ licensed OTAs working in Kentucky and projects a 33% growth in this job sector by 2020. All OTA licensing in Kentucky is regulated by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Kentucky.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Kentucky?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official transcripts||Yes|
|Submit proof of at least 2 months of supervised field experience & name of supervisor||Yes|
|Provide 1 signed letter 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 Arizona OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $35|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 12 CPE credit hours|
Kentucky OTA License Application
Kentucky Board of Licensure for OT Contact Info
P.O. Box 1360
Frankfurt, Kentucky 40602
502-564-3296 | OT@ky.gov or firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Be a OTA in Kentucky?
5 accredited OTA programs are offered in Kentucky and there is a solid demand for working OTAs. Salaries are above the US average in KY. To learn more about a career as an OTA in Kentucky, checkout these pages: