There are approximately 900 licensed OTAs in Mississippi according to recent census data taken by the BLS. This field is expected to grow 33% by 2020. All OTA licensing in Mississippi is regulated by the Mississippi State Department of Health. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Mississippi.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Mississippi?
|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|
|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|
|Provide statement of citizenship or work visa||Yes|
|Complete Mississippi OTA License Application & pay license fee & app fee||Yes, $100 + $100|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 20 CPE credit hours|
Mississippi OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Mississippi, 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.
Mississippi OTA Board Contact Info
Office of Lcensure
Professional Licensure Division
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39296-5707
Why Be a OTA in Mississippi?
Students can choose from 3 accredited OTA programs in Mississippi. The job market in Mississippi is not the most active compared to other US states but salaries are above average for OTAs in Mississipi.