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Ohio Occupational Therapy Identification and Notification

Individual Identification

All occupational therapists shall use the following credential following their signature to indicate licensure as an occupational therapist:

    • “OT/L” if the occupational therapist does not hold current NBCOT certification; or
    • “OTR/L” if the occupational therapist holds current NBCOT certification.

How can I use “Dr” in my title?

Whenever an occupational therapist uses the title "Doctor," it is good practice for the therapist to make certain that other health professionals and the public know that the individual is a occupational therapist. For example, the therapist might say "Hello, my name is Dr. Doe, Occupational Therapist." When a signature is required, the appropriate sequence for credentials is the therapist's name, followed by the regulatory designation (OT), followed by the degree. For example, an ID badge might read "Jane Doe, OT, ODT." An occupational therapist who does not hold a doctoral degree may not use the title "Doctor."

Are there any specific requirements for posting notifications or licenses?

The licensee shall display the license in a conspicuous place at the licensee's principal place of business.

The occupational therapist and the occupational therapy assistant shall display the original license certificate at their principal place of business and shall have available at all locations of service delivery a copy of his/her current license information from the Ohio e-license center verification page (https://license.ohio.gov/lookup).

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

A licensee or limited permit holder shall notify the occupational therapy section of any change of name, place of business or employment, or mailing address within thirty (30) days after the change.

Notification may be made by:

    • Mail;
    •  Fax;
    • E-mail; or
    • Electronically by logging into the Ohio e-license system.


Ohio Rev. Code ยง 4755.08

Ohio Admin. Code 4755-3-02

Ohio Admin. Code 4755-3-08

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