Recent BLS census data shows approximately 1,350 licensed OTAs in Louisiana. Also, the OTA field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Louisiana is regulated by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Louisiana.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Louisiana?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official transcripts||Yes|
|Submit proof of at least 2 months of supervised field experience & verification from supervisor||Yes, verification form|
|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|
|Meet face to face with board unless you are a recent LA graduate||Yes|
|Submit notarized Oath or Affirmation||Yes|
|Complete Louisiana OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $100|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 12 CPE credit hours|
Louisiana OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Louisiana, 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.
Louisiana OTA Board Contact Info
630 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Why Be a OTA in Louisiana?
Louisiana offers 3 accredited OTA programs for students to choose from. Salaries for OTAs are a bit higher in Louisiana when compared to the US average. To learn more about an OTA career in Louisiana follow these links: