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Wisconsin OT Temporary License

An applicant for licensure may apply to the board for a temporary license to practice as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant if the applicant does all of the following:

    • Remits the fee specified; and
    • Is a graduate of an approved school and is scheduled to take the national certification examination for occupational therapist or occupational therapist assistant or has taken the national certification examination and is awaiting results.

Request for Temporary License for Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant


Practice during the period of the temporary license shall be in consultation, at least monthly, with an occupational therapist who shall at least once each month endorse the activities of the person holding the temporary license.

An applicant with a temporary license may practice at no more than two (2) separate employment locations.


A temporary license expires on the date the applicant is notified that he or she has failed the national certification examination for permanent licensure or on the date the board grants or denies an applicant permanent licensure, whichever is later.

A temporary license shall remain in effect for 6 months and may not be renewed.


Wis. Admin. Code ยง OT 2.07

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