There are approximately 2,750 licensed OTs and OTAs in Missouri according to recent BLS census data. Additionally, the field is projected to grow 33% by 2020. All OTA licensing in Missouri is regulated by the Missouri Board of Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Missouri.
More OTA Info for Missouri:
OTA License Requirement
Required in Missouri?
|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 Missouri OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $30|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 18 CPE credit hours|
Missouri OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become an OTA in Missouri, 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.
Missouri Board of Occupational Therapy Contact Info
P.O. Box 1335
3605 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
Why Be a OTA in Missouri?
Missouri offers more accredited OTA programs than most states, with 8 to choose from. Salaries are around the US average for OTAs. Learn more about an OTA career in Missouri on these pages: