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Pennsylvania OT License by Endorsement

On the payment to the board of fees required by this act and on submission of a written application on forms provided by the board, the board shall issue a license without examination to:

    • A person paying the fee and filing an application within one year from the effective date of this act who presents evidence satisfactory to the board that, prior to the effective date of this act, the applicant was an occupational therapist registered (O.T.R.) or a certified occupational therapy assistant (C.O.T.A.) through the certification of the American Occupational Therapy Association who resided and practiced in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on the effective date of this act.
    • A person paying the fee and filing an application who presents evidence satisfactory to the board of being licensed or registered as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant by another state, territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, or of being a registered occupational therapist or certified occupational therapy assistant through the American Occupational Therapy Association and of residing in or practicing in another state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia where the requirements for licensure, registration or certification were at the date of his or her licensure, registration or certification substantially equal to the requirements set forth in this act.

An applicant may be licensed without examination who presents one of the following to the Board:

  • Satisfactory evidence on forms provided by the Board, that the applicant is licensed or registered as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant in another state, territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, which has requirements for licensure substantially equivalent to those of the Commonwealth.
  • Satisfactory evidence that the applicant has successfully completed the NBCOT Certification Examination and is currently certified by NBCOT as a registered occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant.

Citation

63 P.S. § 1512

49 Pa. Code § 42.12

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