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Occupational Therapy Assistant - Application Wizard

Please choose one of the following:

I want to apply for an Occupational Therapy Assistant license

I want to reactivate a Current Inactive Status Occupational Therapy Assistant license

I want to reinstate my lapsed/expired Occupational Therapy Assistant license

   

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of an Occupational Therapist Assistant 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 / Assistant 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 / Assistant to inquire about having documentation forwarded to the Virginia Board of Medicine.

Reactivate a Current Inactive Status License  

The reactivation application is a 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:

  • 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, you will be required to 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 Assistant 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