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Georgia Occupational Therapy Veterans and Military Spouses

"Transitioning service member" means a member of the military or active duty status or on separation leave who is within 24 months of retirement or 12 months of separation.

Licensure by Reciprocity

Licensure by reciprocity of service members, transitioning service members, and military spouses. A service member, transitioning service member, or military spouse may qualify for a license by reciprocity where the applicant:

  • Holds a license in good standing from another state for which the training, experience, and testing substantially meet or exceed the requirements under Georgia law to obtain a license as a OT or OTA;
  • Submits to the Board a verification of licensure from the appropriate licensing agency of another state showing that the applicant's active licensure is in good standing in that state;
  • Submits documentation satisfactory to the Board which verifies the applicant's status as a service member, transitioning service member, or military spouse.
  • Submits a completed application for licensure by reciprocity on a form approved by the Board, pays the required fee, and requests a license by reciprocity.

PAM Certification

Certification for utilization of occupational therapy techniques involving physical agent modalities ("PAMs") of service members, transitioning service members, and military spouses. A service member, transitioning service member, or military spouse may qualify to obtain PAM certification from the Board if he or she:

  • Is licensed in Georgia as a OT or OTA;
  • Has obtained certification and/or training in the use of PAMs while a service member which certification and/or training substantially meets or exceeds the requirements to obtain such certification in Georgia under the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 43-28-8.1 and Board rules.
  • Submits documentation satisfactory to the Board which verifies the applicant's status as a service member, transitioning service member, or military spouse.
  • Submits a completed application for PAM certification on a form approved by the Board and pays the required fee.

Limited Permits

Limited permits for service members, transitioning service members, and military spouses.

A service member, transitioning service member, or military spouse may qualify for a temporary permit issued by the Board, as authorized by the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 43-28-12, if the applicant has taken the licensing examination and the applicant has:

  • Completed the education and experience requirements for licensure as stated in the Board's statute and rules or has obtained training or experience in the military while a service member which substantially meets or exceeds the requirements to obtain a license in Georgia;
  • Submitted a completed application for licensure on a form approved by the Board and has paid the required fee;
  • Submitted documentation satisfactory to the Board which verifies the applicant's status as a service member, transitioning service member, or military spouse.

Citation

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 671-3-.13


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