Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.
In order to be eligible for Connecticut licensure, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
Hold a baccalaureate degree in occupational therapy from a program accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA);
Please note that recent graduates of occupational therapy schools are eligible for a temporary permit to practice under supervision.
Satisfactorily completed at least twenty-four (24) weeks of supervised field work experience at a recognized educational institution or a training program approved by the educational institution where the academic requirements were met; and
Successfully completed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination.
Applicants must arrange for the submission of the following documentation directly to this office from the source:
Official transcript of occupational therapy education verifying degree awarded and date of graduation.
Applicants trained outside of the United States must also arrange for the NBCOT to submit a statement indicating that the applicant's education was reviewed and determined to meet the educational requirements of an accredited school of occupational therapy in the United States.
Official report of NBCOT examination scores;
The Department obtains examination results electronically for applicants who completed the examination within the past calendar. Applicants will be notified if their involvement with this documentation requirement is necessary;
Applicants applying for Connecticut licensure who are licensed in other states shall arrange for an official NBCOT Certification Verification Letter to be submitted directly to this office;
If applicable, official verification sent directly from each state licensing authority where a license or certification is or has ever been held. Most jurisdictions charge a fee for completion of the verification form. Please contact the jurisdiction for fee information;
A complete application with photo and fee of $200.00. Applications are only accepted online. Please select this link Opens in a new window Opens in a new window to apply online.
All supporting documents should be mailed directly from the source to:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Occupational Therapist Licensure
410 Capitol Ave., MS #12APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7603
Fax: (860) 707-1982