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Professionals (Applications & Forms)

Licensing Services

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


  • Original License:  You are applying for an original Colorado license.
  • Renew:  You currently hold a Colorado license and are in a renewal period.
  • Reinstate:  Your Colorado license has expired and you wish to reinstate the license. 

New Occupational Therapy Assistant Application Now Available

On or after June 1, 2014, a person in Colorado practicing as an occupational therapy assistant must possess a valid occupational therapy assistant license issued by the Director.  In order to be eligible for an occupational therapy assistant license, an applicant must submit proof of passing the NBCOT examination within two years immediately preceding submission of an application for licensure. FOR APPLICANTS SUBMITTED BY MAY 31, 2015, LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION WILL BE GRANTED REGARDLESS OF WHEN YOU PASSED THE NBCOT EXAM IF YOU HAVE COMPLIED WITH RULE 10. 

Applications & Forms

Application for Original License - Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

Request for Verification of Certification (NBCOT website)

Application for Original License - Occupational Therapist (OT)
Application to Reinstate an Expired License - Occupational Therapist (OT)


License Expiration Grace Period for New Applicants. All new applicants who are issued a license within 120 days of the upcoming renewal expiration date will be issued a license with the subsequent expiration date. For example, licenses issued between October 1, 2014, and January 31, 2015, will reflect a license expiration date of January 31, 2017. Licenses issued prior to October 1, 2014, will reflect an expiration date of January 31, 2015, and must renew in the upcoming renewal period.

License Renewal Information. All occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant licenses expire on January 31 of odd-numbered years and must be renewed to continue practicing.




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