Recent census data from the BLS shows that there are over 4,000 licensed OTs and OTAs in Michigan. Also, the field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Michigan is regulated by the Michigan Board of Occupational Therapists. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Michigan.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Michigan?
|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 Michigan OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $90|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 24 CPE credit hours|
Michigan OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Michigan, 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.
Michigan OTA Board Contact Info
Bureau of Health Care Services
Board of Occupational Therapy
PO Box 30670
Lansing MI 48909
Why Be a OTA in Michigan?
There are 6 accredited OTA programs offered in Michigan for students to compare. Michigan OTA salaries are a little over the US average OTA salary. To learn more about an OTA career in Michigan checkout these links: