Recent BLS census data shows a projected 33% growth in the OTA field with 2,730 licensed OTAs currently in Wisconsin. All OTA licensing in Wisconsin is regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Wisconsin.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Wisconsin?
|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 Wisconsin OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $150|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 24 CPE credit hours|
Wisconsin OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become an OTA in Wisconsin, 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.
Wisconsin OTA Board Contact Info
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
Why Be a OTA in Wisconsin?
Wisconsin offers students 5 accredited OTA programs to choose from. There is a solid demand for OTA jobs and salaries are close to the national average. Learn more about an OTA career in Wisconsin on these pages: