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Alabama OT Identification and Notification

How can I use “Dr” in my title?

At the discretion of the licensee, academic credentials including MS, OTR/L to indicate a master's degree, and OTD to indicate a clinical doctorate, may also be used in conjunction with the licensure acronyms. It is unlawful also for any person not licensed under this chapter to show in any other way, orally, in writing, in print, or by sign, directly or by implication that he or she is engaged in performing occupational therapy services.

Required designation for occupational therapists

Any person who is issued a license as an occupational therapist may use the words "occupational therapist," "licensed occupational therapist," "occupational therapist registered," or may use the letters "O.T.," "L.O.T.," or "O.T.R./L." in connection with his/her name or place of business to denote registration hereunder.

Are there any specific requirements for posting notifications or licenses?


When does an OT have to notify the board of any information changes?

It is the licensee's responsibility to notify this office in writing of a change of name, address, employer or supervisor (for OTAs). Updates may be mailed, faxed or emailed to this office. Legal documentation is not required for a name change.


Ala. Code §34-39-4

Ala. Code §34-39-11


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