Occupational Therapy Licensing Requirements by State


Before choosing which State Board to apply too, it’s important you know what to expect financially. Fees vary widely from state to state. For example, the initial licensure fee set forth by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners is $250, while the Pennsylvania State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure committee only set forth a $30 initial licensure fee.

Most states require between 10 and 40 continuing education hours, and all require an educational degree, passing of the NBCOT exam, and completion of the application for admission. Most states all require a background check and submission of all official transcripts. Use the following chart to find information including continuing education hours, licensure fees, contact person, where to send applications, and educational requirements of each State Board.

State Contact Person OT Continuing Education
Units
OTA Continuing Education Units Licensure Fee
Alabama Ann Cosby 1.5 CEUs or 15 hours 1.0 CEUs or 10 hours OT – $115
OTA – $95
Alaska Connie Petz 2.4 CEUs or 24 contact hours 1.0 CEUs or 10 hours OT – $180
OTA – $130
Arizona Vicki Egurrola 20 clock hours 12 clock hours OT – $135
OTA – $70
Arkansas Mandi Roberge 10 CEUs 10 CEUs OT – $75
OTA – $75
California Bobbi Jean Tanberg 24 PDUs 24 PDUs Pro-rated; notified by Board when approved
Colorado Deann Conroy No CEUs required No CEUs required OT – $60
Connecticut Dr. Jewell Mullen 24 contact hours 24 contact hours $200 for all types of applicants
Delaware Wendy Mears 20 hours 20 hours OT – $171
OTA – $60
DC Saul M. Levin N/A N/A $264 plus $60 criminal background check
Florida Anna Hart-King 26 CEUs 26 CEUs $100 for OT’s and OTA’s
Georgia Donna Domyslawski 24 CE hours 24 CE hours OT – $60
OTA – $50
Hawaii Sandra Matsushima N/A N/A $85 for both OT’s and OTA’s
Idaho Corwin Sutherin 2 CEUs and 10 PDUs 2 CEUs and 10 PDUs OT – $115
OTA – $85
Illinois Marla R. Robinson 24 contact hours 24 contact hours OT – $75
OTA – $75
Indiana Angela Kidd 18 hours of continuing competency 18 hours of continuing competency $200 for OT’s and OTA’s
Iowa Denise Behrends 30 hours
of continuing education
15 hours of continuing education $120 for OT’s and OTA’s
Kansas Ray N. Conley 20 contact hours 20 contact hours $80 for OT’s and OTA’s
Kentucky Julie Jackson 12 continuing competency activities 12 continuing competency activities OT – $50
OTA – $35
Louisiana Sharon A. Crane or Regine K. Dade 15 hours 15 hours $250 for OT’s and OTA’s
Maine Anne L. Head 3.6 CEUs or 36 contact hours 3.6 CEUs or 36 contact hours OT – $140
OTA – $130
Maryland Dr. Christine Moghimi 12 contact hours 12 contact hours $200 for OT’s and OTA’s
Massachusetts N/A No requirement No requirements $147 for OT’s and OTA’s
Michigan Gerry E. Conti No requirement No requirements $130 for OT’s and OTA’s
Minnesota Kim Ruberg 24 contact hours 18 contact hours OT – $121-$160
OTA – $88-$110
Mississippi N/A 2 CEUs or 20 contact hours 2 CEUs or 20 contact hours OT – $150
OTA – $100
Missouri Vanessa Beauchamp 24 CCCs 24 CCCs OT – $55
OTA – $30
Montana Lynn Yocom 10 continuing credit hours 10 continuing credit hours OT – $190
OTA – $190
Nebraska Michelle Humlicek 20 CE hours 15 CE hours $120 for OT’s and OTA’s
Nevada Loretta Ponton 10 continuing education hours 10 continuing education hours OT – $250
OTA – $175
New Hampshire Eileen Thayer 24 continuing education hours 24 continuing education hours N/A
New Jersey Laura Anderson Contact department Contact department $100 for OT’s and OTA’s
New Mexico Gerri Duran 20 contact hours 20 contact hours OT – $110
OTA – $100
New York N/A Contact department after Feb. 2013 for number Contact department after Feb. 2013 for number $140 for OT’s and OTA’s
N. Carolina Barbara Williams 15 points 15 points $100 for OT’s and OTA’s
N. Dakota Amy Walz 2 CEUs or 20 hours 2 CEUs or 20 hours OT – $75-$150
OTA – $55-$110
Ohio Jeffrey M. Rosa 20 contact hours 20 contact hours $100 for OT’s and OTA’s
Oklahoma N/A 20 contact hours 20 contact hours $50 for OT’s and OTA’s
Oregon Felicia Holgate 15 points 15 points OT – $150
OTA – $100
Pennsylvania Kerri Hample N/A N/A $30 for OT’s and OTA’s
Rhode Island J. Michel Martineau 10 credits 10 credits $90 for OT’s and OTA’s
S. Carolina Veronica Reynolds 16 contact hours 16 contact hours OT – $135
OTA – $115
S. Dakota Margaret B. Hansen Contact Board Contact Board Contact Board
Tennessee Janet M. Neely 24 continued
competence credits
24 continued
competence credits
Contact department
Texas Stephanie Johnston 30 contact hours 30 contact hours OT – $140
OTA – $100
Utah Mark Steinagel Contact Board Contact Board $70 for OT’s and OTA’s
Vermont Judith Griffen 20 continuing education hours 20 continuing education hours $100 for OT’s and OTA’s
Virginia William L. Harp 20 contact hours 20 contact hours $135 for OT’s and OTA’s
Washington Karin Schulze 30 contact hours 30 contact hours $175 for OT’s and OTA’s
W. Virginia Vonda Malnikoff 24 contact hours 24 contact hours OT – $150
OTA – $100
Wisconsin Tom Ryan 24 points 24 points $75 for OT’s and OTA’s
Wyoming Jan Keith 16 contact hours 16 contact hours $125 for OT’s and OTA’s

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