Temporary License - Another State or NBCOT Certified
- Applicants must apply online. New users must "Register to Access Site"
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 The Board reserves the right to reject or cancel any outdated applications.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.
Method of Temporary Licensing-Another State
Apply for Temporary Licensing by Another State, if you hold a current and unrestricted credential for the practice of occupational therapy in another state or jurisdiction and/or you hold a current certificate issued by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
How to Get Started:
- 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".
- 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 online application, submit ONE of the following items to the Board:
- NBCOT Verification of Certification: Provide this documentation if you hold a current and unrestricted certificate from NBCOT. Information on how to request this may be found on the NBCOT website. The NBCOT Verification of Certification is NOT the same document as the exam results. OR
- License Verification: Provide this documentation if you hold a current and unrestricted credential for the practice of occupational therapy. Information should be sent directly from the licensing agency to the Board office by mail. Provide the licensing agency, with the Verification of License Form. However, the licensing agency may use their own template, as long as all the information on the Minnesota Board form is included.
- Additional information may be requested from the Board.
After the Board receives ALL necessary documents, allow five (5) to ten (10) business days for review of your temporary license application for approval. If approved for temporary licensure, you will receive correspondence via mail and your license will appear on the License Look Up tool.
What Happens Once My License Has Been Approved?
Once approved, your temporary license will be in effect for ninety (90) days. You may begin to practice as soon as your name appears on our License Look Up tool
. The website is updated as licenses are issued.
Temporary License Renewal
Temporary licenses may be renewable one time for an additional ninety (90) days with justification for the delay in your full licensure application. Visit the Temporary License Renewals
page for further information on this process.
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