According to data recently collected by the BLS, there are 210 licensed OTs and OTAs in Vermont with a projected growth of 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Vermont is regulated by the Vermont Secretary of State Office of Professional Regulation. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Vermont.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Vermont?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official transcripts||Yes|
|Submit proof of at least 16 weeks 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 Vermont OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $100|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 20 CPE credit hours|
Vermont OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Vermont, checkout the OTA FAQ and also see the board’s Instructions and Application form. To download the form, right click the icon
to the right and then click on “Save As” to save the PDF file.
Vermont OTA Board Contact Info
Office of Professional Regulation
89 Main Street 3rd Floor
Montpelier VT 05620-3402
Why Be a OTA in Vermont?
Currently Vermont doesn’t offer any accredited OTA programs and the demand for jobs is below average. Salaries are slightly above the national average for OTAs. Learn more about an OTA career in Vermont on these pages: