Recent census data from the BLS shows approximately 2,250 licensed OTs and OTAs in Minnesota. Also, this field is expected to grow 33% by 2020. All OTA licensing in Minnesota is regulated by the Minnesota Department of Health. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Minnesota.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Minnesota?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school||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 Minnesota OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, varies $66 – $110|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 18 CPE credit hours|
Minnesota OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Minnesota, see the board’s Application form. To access your specific form, look under applicants and then choose the application for new grads, state transfers, etc.
Minnesota Department of Health Contact Info
ATTN: Kim Ruberg
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Why Be a OTA in Minnesota?
Students can compare and choose from 4 accredited OTA programs in Minnesota. Jobs are in demand and salaries are around the same as the national average OTA salary. Learn more about an OTA career in Minnesota on these pages: