Recent census data from the BLS shows approximately 2,350 licensed OTAs in Maryland. Also, the field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Maryland is regulated by the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Maryland.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Maryland?
|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 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 Maryland OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $200|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 12 CPE credit hours|
Maryland OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Maryland, 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.
Maryland OTA Board Contact Info
Spring Grove Hospital Center
55 Wade Avenue Bland Bryant Building, 4th floor
Baltimore, MD 21228
Why Be an OTA in Maryland?
There are 2 accredited OTA programs in Maryland for students to consider. Jobs are in demand and salaries are above the US average in Maryland. Learn more about an OTA career in Maryland on these pages: