In the State of Minnesota, you must have a current Minnesota Occupational Therapy or Minnesota Occupational Therapy Assistant license before practicing or using protected titles. Any licensing or processing fees are your responsibility and are nonrefundable. The Board reserves the right to reject or cancel any outdated applications. Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are received by the Board office.
Note: Before beginning the online application process you will need to have detailed information available including: social security number, alien card number, or Tax ID number, and if applicable, other license or registration numbers, date issued, and expiration dates.
Method Of Licensing:
Apply for a full license by General type under Minnesota Statutes §148.6408, if you have received your professional education from an accredited educational program for occupational therapy and have passed the NBCOT examination within the past two (2) years.
Scheduled to Take Your Exam?
You may apply prior to completion of your exam. However, be aware fees are non-refundable and one year of inactivity on your account may result in application cancellation.
How to Get Started:
All applicants are required to complete the following:
- Online Application: Complete the online application through your online account. License fees are submitted at the end of the online application. First time users are required to "Register to Access Site". (Account Login is linked above).
- Criminal Background Check: Minnesota Law requires that all applicants for initial licensure must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check. The Criminal Background Check (CBC) Office will email you a packet containing additional information and directions after you submit the application and fees online. CBC results can take up to three (3) to five (5) weeks following receipt of the fingerprint packet in the CBC office. Detailed information on the CBC process can be found on the CBC website.
- Practice Questions: If you answered yes to any of the practice questions, you may be required to submit further legal/medical documentation. The Board office will contact you concerning the documentation needed.
- In addition to the above, submit the additional documentation listed below, required for each licensing method.