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OT Temporary Permit

Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.

 

Recent graduates of AOTA accredited programs, or programs outside the United States deemed equivalent by the Department of Public Health, may apply for a temporary permit to practice under the direct and immediate supervision of a Connecticut licensed occupational therapist.  The permit is valid for 120 calendar days from date of application. Temporary permits are not renewable and may not be issued to individuals who have previously failed the examination or are licensed in another jurisdiction.  Should the applicant fail the examination, the permit becomes void.

 

In order to obtain a temporary permit as an occupational therapist, an applicant must provide the following documentation:

 

Submission of an online application for occupational therapist license.

 

Completed, notarized temporary permit application form, accompanied by a check or money order for $50.00 made payable to, “Treasurer, State of Connecticut".

 

Transcripts verifying degree awarded sent directly from the college granting the occupational therapy degree, to this office.

 

For purposes of issuance of a temporary permit this office will accept a letter from an appropriate official such as a Registrar, Dean or Program Director, on official university letterhead, specifying that all academic and fieldwork requirements for graduation have been completed and the date on which the degree will be conferred.  A final, official transcript verifying completion of the degree program is required before a license will be issued.

 

Filling out the application form for a temporary permit does not authorize an applicant to begin work as an occupational therapist or as an occupational therapist assistant. Applicants may not work within the scope of practice of occupational therapy until a permit is issued by this office.

All supporting documentation should be forwarded directly from the source to:

 

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Occupational Therapist Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Phone: (860) 509-7603

Fax: (8) 707-1982

Email:  dph.alliedhealth@ct.gov