Recent census data taken by the BLS shows 1,270 licensed OTAs in South Carolina. Also, the occupation is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in South Carolina is regulated by the South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in South Carolina.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in South Carolina?
|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 South Carolina OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $115|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 32 CPE credit hours|
South Carolina OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in South Carolina, 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. You can also apply online.
South Carolina OTA Board Contact Info
P. O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Why Be a OTA in South Carolina?
South Carolina is home to 3 accredited OTA programs for students to compare. Salaries for OTAs in South Carolina are slightly higher than the US average. Learn more about South Carolina OTAs on the pages below:
- Research South Carolina’s OTA Programs
- Compare average OTA salaries in South Carolina’s major cities