There are approximately 4,860 licensed OTAs in Massachusetts according to most recent BLS census data. Additionally the field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Massachusetts is regulated by the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR). However, they utilize a private company to manage their application process, Professional Credential Services is the company you will work with to obtain your OTA license in MA. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Massachusetts.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Massachusetts?
|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 Massachusetts OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $195|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 30 Continuing Education credit hours|
Massachusetts OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Massachusetts, 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.
Contact PCS for all applications and testing information at:
P.O. Box 198689
Nashville, TN 37219-8689
Tel. 877-887-9727 (toll free)
Why Be an OTA in Massachusetts?
Massachusetts has 4 accredited OTA programs for students to consider. Salaries in MA are a bit higher than the national average OTA salary. Learn more about an OTA career in Massachusetts by visiting these pages: