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Occupational Therapy Assistant


Occupational therapy assistants provide treatment according to a plan developed by or in collaboration with a licensed occupational therapist. They must work under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist or a licensed physician.

Licensing Requirements:

New York authorized occupational therapy assistants have completed an associate's degree in occupational therapy, including studies in similar areas with an emphasis on technical application and have passed a State-approved licensing examination; these programs usually require the completion of at least three months of supervised experience.


The fee for licensure as an occupational therapy assistant is $147.
The fee for a limited permit as an occupational therapy assistant is $70 (the limited permit fee is not refundable).

Licenses Issued and Active:

In 2018, there were 398 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2019, there were 386 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 1, 2020, there were 4,049 active licenses for this profession.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Occupational Therapy
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 100 (voice)
518-473-0532 (fax)
Email: [email protected]

Standard Occupational Classification:

31-2011 - Occupational Therapist Assistants
Learn more about this occupation at ONET online.

Additional Information:

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
One Bank Street, Suite 300
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
Phone: (301) 990-7979
Email: [email protected]


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 2/1/2021.

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