There are 4,770 licensed OTAs in Ohio according to recent census data taken by the BLS. All OTA licensing in Ohio is regulated by the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board Licensing . Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Ohio.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Ohio?
|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|
|Pass the Ohio jurisprudence exam||Yes, here is form|
|Complete Ohio OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $100|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 20 CPE credit hours|
Ohio OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Ohio, 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.
Ohio OTA Board Contact Info
77 S. High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108
Why Be a OTA in Ohio?
Ohio has far more accredited OTA programs compared to most states, with 15 for students to choose from. Salaries for OTAs in Ohio are slightly above average, to learn more about a career as an OTA in Ohio visit these pages: