Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Education Required

Licensure typically requires the completion of an accredited occupational therapy assistant education program, completion of all fieldwork requirements, and passing the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam. Some states have additional requirements. Occupational therapy assistants must pass the NBCOT exam to use the title “Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant” (COTA). They must also take continuing education classes to maintain their certification.

Career Setting

What is this job like?

A Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) is a healthcare professional who works under the supervision of an occupational therapist (OT) to provide direct care to patients. They assist in implementing treatment plans, conducting therapy sessions, and helping individuals improve their functional abilities and independence. Click to explore more occupational details:

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant