Montana is home to 250 licensed OTs and OTAs according to recent census data from the BLS. The field is projected to grow 33% by 2020. All OTA licensing in Montana is regulated by the Montana Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Montana.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Montana?
|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||No|
|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 and alien status||No|
|Submit fingerprint card||No|
|Complete Montana OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $190|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 20 CPE credit hours|
Montana OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become an OTA in Montana, 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.
Montana OTA Board Contact Info
PO BOX 200513
301 SOUTH PARK, 4th FLOOR
HELENA, MONTANA 59620-0513
Why Be a OTA in Montana?
Montana currently doesn’t offer any accredited OTA programs. Salaries in Montana for OTAs are about average and often times a bit below the national average. To learn more about an OTA career in Montana, checkout these links: