(a) The board shall grant a license to any person certified prior to April 17, 1990, as an occupational therapist registered (OTR) or as a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA) by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. The board may waive the examination, education, or experience and grant a license to any person certified after April 17, 1990, by a national occupational therapy certification board, if the board considers the requirements for certification to be equivalent to the requirements under the terms of this chapter.
(b) The board may waive the examination, education, or experience requirements and grant a license to any applicant who shall present proof of current licensure as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant in another state, the District of Columbia, or territory of the United States which requires standards for licensure considered by the board to be equivalent to the requirements for licensure of this chapter.
(c) The board shall cause notification to be sent to all occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants presently employed or practicing occupational therapy in this state. The notification shall summarize the requirements of this chapter and provide information on procedures for obtaining a license.
Last modified: May 3, 2021