Occupational Therapy Assistant
Pennsylvania Licensure Requirements
2 Months of Experience
24 Hours of Continuing Education
30.00 Initial Fee
45.00 Renewal Fee
A person licensed to assist in the practice of occupational therapy, under the supervision of an occupational therapist.
Two-Year Educational Program in Occupational Therapy
Applicant has met the academic requirements of an educational program in occupational therapy approved by the Board.
An applicant must pass the Certification Examination for Occupational Therapy Assistant prepared and administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
2 Months Experience
An applicant must successfully complete 2 months of supervised fieldwork experience at a recognized educational institute or a training program approved by the educational institution.
24 hours of continuing education for licensure renewal.
Initial Licensing Fee:
Licensure Renewal Fee:
Biennial renewal of license.
Licensure by Act 41:
Act 41 allows for portability of out-of-state professional licensees coming to work in Pennsylvania. Act 41 does this by granting all boards and commissions within the Commonwealth the authority to immediately endorse licensees from other states, territories or jurisdictions (with substantially equivalent licensing requirements) who are active, in good standing and without discipline against their license or criminal conviction.