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

Occupational therapy means the use of purposeful activity to maximize the independence and the maintenance of health of an individual who is limited by a physical injury or illness, a cognitive impairment, a psychosocial dysfunction, a mental illness, a developmental or learning disability, or an adverse environmental condition.

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)
Division of Compliance Monitoring- Occupational Therapy 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.ota@state.mn.us

Website:

Occupational Therapy Licensing (OT & OTA)

Health Occupations Program

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The Minnesota Department of Health 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 - $160
July - $160
August - $160
September - $160
October - $121
November - $121
December - $160
January - $160
February - $160
March - $160
April - $160
May - $160

Occupational Therapy Assistant

License fee*
June - $110
July - $110
August - $110
September - $88
October - $88
November - $88
December - $88
January - $88
February - $88
March - $66
April - $66
May - $66

*License fee contains electronic licensing surcharge.

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


Licensing surcharge to be assessed

The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.

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)