How do I get a COTA license in Ohio?

How do I get a COTA license in Ohio?

Performed at least 2 months of occupational therapy work experience under the direct supervision of a licensed Occupational therapist. Pass the Ohio Jurisprudence examination which you can find here. Pass a criminal background check. Pass the National Board of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) COTA examination.

How long does it take to get an Ohio occupational therapy license?

3 to 4 weeks
It takes an average of 3 to 4 weeks to get your Ohio occupational therapy license, but it can take longer if you have to submit paper forms and can’t take advantage of the LiveScan processing.

How many CEUs do PTAs need in Ohio?

12 CEUs
1) PTs require 24 CEUs and PTAs require 12 CEUs, both in a two-year renewal period. 2) Courses used for license renewal must have Ohio approval numbers.

How many times can you take the Nbcot?

There is no upper limit on the number of times a candidate can take the NBCOT Exam, but there is a 30-day waiting period after the last examination date before the candidate may test again. The candidate must submit a new exam application in order to retest.

How many CEUS do you need for occupational therapy in Ohio?

20 contact hours
Occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants in Ohio are required to complete a minimum of 20 contact hours of occupational therapy continuing education courses per renewal cycle and are required to complete at least one contact hour of ethics per renewal.

How much does the NBCOT cost?

$515 USD
Create or log in to your MyNBCOT account. Complete the online exam application and pay the $515 USD fee. * (The fee to reapply for the exam after an initial attempt is $385 USD.)

How do I renew my Ohio OTA license?

To renew your license, change your name, address, or employer, or order a verification or wall certificate, please log into eLicense Ohio at

What are the changes to the otptat board?

Effective March 27, 2019, the OTPTAT Board will change how a student registers for the NPTE and Ohio law exams that are offered through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. The Board will no longer approve candidates to sit for the exams.

Where is the Ohio otptat office in Columbus?

Meetings are in the Vern Riffe Center, 77 South High Street, 19th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. The Physical Therapy Section of the Ohio OTPTAT Board enacted a rule change in May 2019 to require a jurisprudence assessment module (JAM) as part of continuing education for renewal of physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licenses.

How is my jam score sent to the otptat board?

Your JAM score will be sent directly to the OTPTAT Board. You will not need to show us proof of completion. Note: this requirement will count as part of each licensee’s current continuing education requirement of 24 hours for physical therapists.