There are 1,700 licensed OTAs in Tennessee according to recent census data from the BLS. All OTA licensing in Tennessee is regulated by the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Tennessee.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Tennessee?
|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 1 signed letters of recommendation from someone outside of your family||Yes|
|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 Tennessee OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $85|
|Complete continuing competency credits every two years||Yes, 24 hours|
Tennessee OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Tennessee, 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.
Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy Contact Info
Department of Health
Health Related Boards
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
Why Be a OTA in Tennessee?
There are 3 accredited OTA programs in Tennessee. Salaries in Tennessee are slightly above the US average OTA salary and there is a solid job market. Learn more about Tennessee OTAs on these pages: