Occupational Therapy Licensing Requirements by State

Before choosing which State Board to apply to, 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.

OT Licensing Requirements by State

StateContact PersonOT Continuing Education
OTA Continuing Education UnitsLicensure Fee
AlabamaAnn Cosby1.5 CEUs or 15 hours1.0 CEUs or 10 hoursOT – $115
OTA – $95
AlaskaConnie Petz2.4 CEUs or 24 contact hours1.0 CEUs or 10 hoursOT – $180
OTA – $130
ArizonaVicki Egurrola20 clock hours12 clock hoursOT – $135
OTA – $70
ArkansasMandi Roberge10 CEUs10 CEUsOT – $75
OTA – $75
CaliforniaBobbi Jean Tanberg24 PDUs24 PDUsPro-rated; notified by Board when approved
ColoradoDeann ConroyNo CEUs requiredNo CEUs requiredOT - $60
ConnecticutDr. Jewell Mullen24 contact hours24 contact hours$200 for all types of applicants
DelawareWendy Mears20 hours20 hoursOT – $171
OTA – $60
DCSaul M. LevinN/AN/A$85 for both OT’s and OTA’s
FloridaAnna Hart-King26 CEUs26 CEUs$100 for OT’s and OTA’s
GeorgiaDonna Domyslawski24 CE hours24 CE hoursOT – $60
OTA – $50
HawaiiSandra MatsushimaN/AN/A$85 for both OT’s and OTA’s
IdahoCorwin Sutherin2 CEUs and 10 PDUs2 CEUs and 10 PDUsOT – $115
OTA – $85
IllinoisMarla R. Robinson24 contact hours24 contact hoursOT – $75
OTA – $75
IndianaAngela Kidd18 hours of continuing competency18 hours of continuing competency$200 for OT’s and OTA’s
IowaDenise Behrends30 hours of continuing education15 hours of continuing education$120 for OT’s and OTA’s
KansasRay N. Conley20 contact hours20 contact hours$80 for OT’s and OTA’s
KentuckyJulie Jackson12 continuing competency activities12 continuing competency activitiesOT – $50
OTA – $35
LouisianaSharon A. Crane or Regine K. Dade15 hours15 hours$250 for OT’s and OTA’s
MaineAnne L. Head3.6 CEUs or 36 contact hours3.6 CEUs or 36 contact hoursOT – $140
OTA – $130
MarylandDr. Christine Moghimi12 contact hours12 contact hours$200 for OT’s and OTA’s
MassachusettsN/ANo requirementNo requirements$147 for OT’s and OTA’s
MichiganGerry E. ContiNo requirementNo requirements$130 for OT’s and OTA’s
MinnesotaKim Ruberg24 contact hours18 contact hoursOT – $121-$160
OTA – $88-$110
MississippiN/A2 CEUs or 20 contact hours2 CEUs or 20 contact hoursOT – $150
OTA – $100
MissouriVanessa Beauchamp24 CCCs24 CCCsOT – $55
OTA – $30
MontanaLynn Yocom10 continuing credit hours10 continuing credit hoursOT – $190
OTA – $190
NebraskaMichelle Humlicek20 CE hours15 CE hours$120 for OT’s and OTA’s
NevadaLoretta Ponton10 continuing education hours10 continuing education hoursOT – $250
OTA – $175
New HampshireEileen Thayer24 continuing education hours24 continuing education hoursN/A
New JerseyLaura AndersonContact departmentContact department$100 for OT’s and OTA’s
New MexicoGerri Duran20 contact hours20 contact hoursOT – $110
OTA – $100
New YorkN/AContact department after Feb. 2013 for numberContact department after Feb. 2013 for number$140 for OT’s and OTA’s
N. CarolinaBarbara Williams15 points15 points$100 for OT’s and OTA’s
N. DakotaAmy Walz2 CEUs or 20 hours2 CEUs or 20 hoursOT – $75-$150
OTA – $55-$110
OhioJeffrey M. Rosa20 contact hours20 contact hours$100 for OT’s and OTA’s
OklahomaN/A20 contact hours20 contact hours$50 for OT’s and OTA’s
OregonFelicia Holgate15 points15 pointsOT – $150
OTA – $100
PennsylvaniaKerri HampleN/AN/A$30 for OT’s and OTA’s
Rhode IslandJ. Michel Martineau10 credits10 credits$90 for OT’s and OTA’s
S. CarolinaVeronica Reynolds16 contact hours16 contact hoursOT – $135
OTA – $115
S. DakotaMargaret B. HansenContact BoardContact BoardContact Board
TennesseeJanet M. Neely24 continued competence credits24 continued competence creditsContact department
TexasStephanie Johnston30 contact hours30 contact hoursOT – $140
OTA – $100
UtahMark SteinagelContact BoardContact Board$70 for OT’s and OTA’s
VermontJudith Griffen20 continuing education hours20 continuing education hours$100 for OT’s and OTA’s
VirginiaWilliam L. Harp20 contact hours20 contact hours$135 for OT’s and OTA’s
WashingtonKarin Schulze30 contact hours30 contact hours$175 for OT’s and OTA’s
W. VirginiaVonda Malnikoff24 contact hours24 contact hoursOT – $150
OTA – $100
WisconsinTom Ryan24 points24 points$75 for OT’s and OTA’s
WyomingJan Keith16 contact hours16 contact hours$125 for OT’s and OTA’s