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Professionals (Applications & Forms)

Licensing Services

Occupational Therapists and 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. 


Application for Original Registration - Occupational Therapist

Application to Reinstate an Expired Registration - Occupational Therapist

NBCOT Verification of Certification Request Form

Application for Original License - Occupational Therapy Assistant    


License Expiration Grace Period for New Applicants. All new applicants who are issued a registration within 120 days of the upcoming renewal expiration date will be issued a registration with the subsequent expiration date. For example, registrations issued between October 1, 2012, and January 31, 2013, will reflect a registration expiration date of January 31, 2015. Registrations issued prior to October 1, 2012, will reflect an expiration date of January 31, 2013, and must renew in the upcoming renewal period.

License Renewal Information. All Occupational Therapist registrations expire on January 31 of odd-numbered years and must be renewed to continue practicing.




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