There are 3,430 licensed OTs and OTAs in New Jersey according to recent BLS data. Also, the field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. New Jersey Occupational Therapy Assistant licensing is regulated by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs – Occupational Therapy Advisory Council. Like other states, you must first complete an accredited OTA program before applying for your OTA license in New Jersey.
More OTA Info for New Jersey:
OTA License Requirement
Required in New Jersey?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school||Yes|
|Submit proof of at least 12 weeks of supervised field experience & name of supervisor & submit official transcripts||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 & score report from NBCOT||Yes|
|Pass criminal background check||Yes|
|Provide statement of citizenship and alien status||No|
|Submit fingerprint card||No|
|Complete New Jersey OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $100|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, hours required vary|
New Jersey OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in New Jersey, 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.
New Jersey Occupational Therapy Advisory Council Contact Info
Division of Consumer Affairs
New Jersey Occupational Therapy Advisory Council
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
p: (973) 504-6570
Why Be a OTA in New Jersey?
- OTA Salaries in New Jersey are amongst some of the highest OTA salaries in the U.S.
- There are a couple of OTA programs in New Jersey for students to choose from