OTA Licensure based on an Out-of-State License
Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.
The Department of Public Health may issue an occupational therapy assistant license by endorsement of an out-of-state license provided the applicant holds a current, valid license in good standing in another state or territory of the United States and the state or territory of current licensure maintains licensing standards equal to or higher than Connecticut's requirements. An applicant seeking licensure by endorsement must ensure that the current licensure standards of the state or territory in which currently licensed are forwarded directly to this office for review.
It is important to note that when reviewing the statutes and regulations of another state to those of this state, the Department compares them to the current licensing requirements for Connecticut occupational therapy assistant licensure rather than the requirements met at the time of issuance of the out-of-state license.
The following documents shall be forwarded directly to this office from the source:
Verification of all licenses held by the applicant, current or expired, from each state or territory in which the applicant is or has ever been licensed. Most states charge a fee for this service. Please contact each state or territory for fee information;
Current licensure statutes, regulations and policies submitted directly to this office from the state or territory in which currently licensed;
A completed application and fee in the amount of $200.00. Applications are only accepted online. Please select this link to apply online.
Upon receipt of all required documentation, the application will be reviewed, an eligibility determination will be made and the applicant will be notified in writing as to his or her eligibility for licensure by endorsement. Please allow four to six weeks for this review.
Applicants who wish to expedite the licensing process may choose to meet the eligibility requirements for obtaining licensure for the first time.
If it is determined that the other state's licensing requirements are not equal to those of this state and the applicant wants to pursue licensure, he or she would be required to meet the current Connecticut licensing requirements.
Please arrange for all supporting documents to be submitted directly to this office from the source to:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7603
Fax: (860) 707-1982