License Minnesota

Occupational Therapy (OT) Practitioner / Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Licenses

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

Agency contact information:

Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of
625 Robert St. N.
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
(651) 201-5000 | (888) 345-0823 (MN toll free)
Health Regulation Division - Occupational Therapist Licensing | 85 East Seventh Place, Suite 220 | St. Paul, MN 55164-0882 or Health Occupations Program | P.O. Box 64882 | St. Paul, MN 55164-0882 | 651-201-3725 | health.ot@state.mn.us
Health Occupations Program - Occupational Therapy Assistant Licensing| 85 East Seventh Place, Suite 220 | St. Paul, MN 55164-0882 or Health Occupations Program | P.O. Box 64882 | St. Paul, MN 55164-0882 | 651-201-3724 | health.ota@state.mn.us

Contact Info: health.ot@state.mn.us

Website:

Minnesota Department of Health

Occupational Therapy Licensing (OT & OTA)

Health Occupations Program

Health Occupation Credential Lookup, Search Licensee

The Minnesota Department of Health is the state's lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans.

Statutes:

Minn. Stats. 148.6401

Forms:

Application for Licensing as an Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant

Application for Temporary License: New Graduate

Application for Temporary License: Persons Credentialed by National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) or Other States

NBCOT Verification Form

Verification of Credential

Occupational Therapy Practitioner Continuing Education Record

Application forms are available on the MN Dept. of Health website, Health Occupations Program section at Application Instructions and Forms.

Requirements:

Licensing system provides practice and title restrictions for Occupational Therapists (OT) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA). To be eligible for licensing, an individual must have completed all academic and fieldwork requirements from an accredited institution and achieved a qualifying score on the national credentialing examination for OT/OTA.

Renewal of licensing requires documentation of continuing education.

See Minn. Stat. § 148.6401-.6450.

Fee:

Occupational Therapist

License fee 
June - $145 
July - $145 
August - $145 
September - $145
October - $110 
November - $145 
December - $145 
January - $145 
February - $145 
March - $145 
April - $145 
May - $145

Occupational Therapy Assistant

License fee 
June - $100
July - $100
August - $100
September - $80
October - $80
November - $80
December - $80
January - $80
February - $80
March - $60
April - $60
May - $60


Temporary License Fee for New Graduate - $50

Temporary License Fee for Those Credentialed by NBCOT or Other States - $50

Fee for Verification of Minnesota Licensure to Other State Agencies - $25

Fee for Verification of Licensure to Institutions - $10

Duplicate License Wallet Card Fee - $25

Period of Issuance:

2 Years.

Length of Determination Process:

30 days, average.

Other Pertinent Information:

See Minn. Stat. § 148.6401-.6450.


Additional Links

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT)

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA)