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Illinois Occupational Therapy License Exemptions

Exemption for short term practice

Any person performing occupational therapy services in the State, if such a person is not a resident of this State and is not licensed under this Act, and if such services are performed for no more than sixty (60) days a calendar year in association with an occupational therapist licensed under this Act and if such person meets the qualifications for license under this Act and:

    • Such person is licensed under the law of another state which has licensure requirements at least as restrictive as the requirements of this Act, or
    • Such person meets the requirements for
    • Certification as an Occupational Therapist Registered (O.T.R.) or a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (C.O.T.A.) established by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy or another nationally recognized credentialing body approved by the Board.

Working for the Federal Government

Any person employed as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant by the Government of the United States, if such person provides occupational therapy solely under the direction or control of the organization by which he or she is employed


225 ILCS 75/3

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