Recent census data from the BLS shows 5,580 licensed OTs and OTAs in Pennsylvania. All OTA licensing in Pennsylvania is regulated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Occupational Therapy Education & License. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Pennsylvania.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Pennsylvania?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official 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 Pennsylvania OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $30|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||No|
Pennsylvania OTA License Application Online
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Pennsylvania, you must register a free account and apply online.
Pennsylvania OTA Board Contact Info
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Why Be a OTA in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania is a great state for OTA students offering more accredited programs than most other states, with 10 available schools. Jobs are in demand and salaries are just above average here for OTAs. Learn more about being an OTA in Pennsylvania on these pages: