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Occupational Therapy - Application Wizard

Please choose one of the following:

I want to apply for an Occupational Therapist license

I want to reactivate a Current Inactive Status Occupational Therapist license

I want to reinstate my lapsed/expired Occupational Therapist license

   

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of an Occupational Therapist in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • Certification of credentials from NBCOT: Request that a copy of your credentials be sent to the Board from the National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapy, Inc
  • Verification of professional education in occupational therapy: Contact your school of professional education and request that transcripts be sent directly to the Virginia Board of Medicine.

Applicants who have been licensed in another state/jurisdiction:

  • NPDB Self-Query: Complete the online Place a Self-Query Order form and verify your identity.
  • Verification of licenses to practice as an Occupational Therapist from all jurisdictions within the United States, its territories and possessions or Canada in which you have been issued a license must be received by the Board. Please contact the applicable jurisdiction where you have been issued a license to practice as an Occupational Therapist  to inquire about having documentation forwarded to the Virginia Board of Medicine.

Reactivate a Current Inactive Status License  

This application is a printable form that will need to be printed, filled out and sent to:

Virginia Board of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

Note: if your license is expired, please go back to the beginning of the professional license wizard using the button at the left below the instructions, and then select "I want to reinstate a lapsed Occupational Therapist license"

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • An account of professional activity within the last four years, to include approximate number of hours for each year.
  • If not engaged in active practice for two to six years as defined in 18VAC85-80-10, you shall serve a board-approved practice of 160 hours within 60 consecutive days under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist or for more than six years, you shall serve a board-approved practice of 320 hours to be completed in four consecutive months under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist.
  • Completion of the continued competency requirements specified in Virginia regulations 18VAC85-80-71.
  • Fill in the paper application and send to the Board, along with applicable Fees.

Reinstate a License  

Do not complete this application if your license has been expired for less than 2 years or if you are trying to reactivate a license in inactive status. 

This application is a printable form that will need to be printed, filled out and sent to:

Virginia Board of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of an Occupational Therapist in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • Verification of professional licenses from all jurisdictions within the United States, its territories and possessions or Canada in which you have been issued a full license must be received by the Board.  Please contact the applicable jurisdiction where you have been issued a license to practice occupational therapy to inquire about having documentation forwarded to the Virginia Board of Medicine.
  • NPDB Self Query – Complete the online  Place a Self-Query Order form.
  • Certificates of completion for 20 continued competency hours for each biennium your license was expired, up to four years (more detailed information on requirements in application instructions).
  • Request that a copy of your credentials be sent to the Board from the National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapy, Inc
  • Fill out the Reinstatement application for an OT and an OTA and send to the Board, along with any applicable fees.

Virginia Board of Medicine
medbd@dhp.virginia.gov | Contact the Board
William L. Harp, MD, Executive Director
L. Blanton Marchese, President