Recent BLS census data shows roughly 800 licensed OTs and OTAs in Nevada. The OTA field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Nevada is regulated by the Nevada Board of Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Nevada.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Nevada?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit transcripts||Yes|
|Submit proof of at least 16 weeks 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 Nevada OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, fee varies|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 20 Continuing Competency hours|
Nevada OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Nevada, 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.
Nevada Board of Occupational Therapy Contact Info
P.O. Box 34779
Reno, NV 89533-4779
Why Be a OTA in Nevada?
Nevada offers 1 accredited OTA program for students to get their education prior to licensing. Salaries for OTAs in Nevada are quite a bit higher than the national average OTA salary. Learn more about an OTA career in Nevada on these pages: