There are 2,520 licensed OTAs in North Carolina according to recent census data from the BLS. The OTA field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in North Carolina is regulated by the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in North Carolina.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in North Carolina?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit 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||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 North Carolina OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $100|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 15 CPE credit hours|
North Carolina OTA License Application
For more info and to get started towards your OTA license in North Carolina, see the board’s Application request form. To download the form, right click the icon to the right and then click on “Save As” to save the PDF file.
North Carolina OTA Board Contact Info
P.O. Box 2280
Raleigh, NC 27602
Why Be a OTA in North Carolina?
North Carolina offers 4 accredited OTA programs and average salaries for licensed OTAs. To learn more about an OTA career in NC, checkout these pages:
- Research North Carolina’s OTA Programs
- Compare average OTA salaries in North Carolina’s major cities