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For Occupational Therapists

How to contact a licensing board

License board contact information

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy
770 Washington Ave Ste 734
Montgomery, AL 36130-3819

Alaska State PT & OT Board
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
1740 W Adams St Ste 3407
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2662

Arkansas State Occupational Therapy Examining Committee
1401 W Capitol Ave Ste 340
Little Rock, AR. 72201-2948

California Board of Occupational Therapy
1610 Arden Way Ste 121
Sacramento, CA 95815-4027

Colorado Office of Occupational Therapy
1560 Broadway Ste 1350
Denver, CO 80202-5146

Department of Public Health Occupational Therapy Licensure
410 Capital Avenue
Mail Stop # 12APP
PO BOX 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
861 Silver Lake Blvd Ste 203
Dover, DE 19904-2467

District of Columbia Board of Occupational Therapy
899 N Capitol St. NE Ste 200
Washington, DC 20002-5686

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin # C05
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy
237 Coliseum Dr
Macon, GA 31217-3805

Hawaii Professional & Vocational Licensing Division
PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801-3469

Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses
11351 W. Chinden Blvd. Bldg. #6
Boise, ID 83714

Illinois Occupational Therapy Board
320 W Washington St
Springfield, IL 62786-1135

Indiana Occupational Therapy Committee
402 W Washington St Rm W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2298

Iowa Board of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
321 E 12th St
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
800 SW Jackson St Ste A Lower Level
Topeka, KS 66612-1214

Kentucky Board of Licensure For Occupational Therapy
PO Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602-1360

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
630 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130-3424

Maine Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035

Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
55 Wade Ave Fl 2
Baltimore, MD 21228-4663

Massachusetts Board of Registration
1000 Washington St. Ste 710
Boston, MA 02118-4082

Michigan Board of Occupational Therapy
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170

Minnesota Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
2829 University Ave SE Ste 415
Minneapolis, MN 55414-4604

Mississippi State Department of Health
PO Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700

Missouri State Board of Occupational Therapy
PO Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335

Montana Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
301 S Park Ave
Helena, MT 59601-6282

Nebraska Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986

Nevada Board of Occupational Therapy
PO Box 34779
Reno, NV 89533-4779

Occupational Therapy Governing Board
121 S Fruit St
Concord, NH 03301-2412

NJ Occupational Therapy Advisory Council
PO Box 45037
Newark, NJ 07101-8002

NM Board of Examiners For Occupational Therapy
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504-5101

State Board Office For Occupational Therapy
89 Washington Ave 2nd Floor West Wing
Albany, NY 12234-0001

North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy
PO Box 2280
Raleigh, NC 27602-2280

North Dakota State Board of OT Practice
PO Box 4005
Bismarck, ND 58502-4005

Ohio OT, PT and Athletic Trainers Board
77 S High St Fl 16
Columbus, OH 43215-6108

Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure
101 NE 51st St
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-1821

Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensing Board
800 NE Oregon St Ste 407
Portland, OR 97232-2187

Pennsylvania State Board of OT Education and Licensure
2601 North Third St - PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

Office of Regulations & Certification of Hlth Professionals
PO Box 10200
San Juan, PR 00908-1200

Rhode Island Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
3 Capitol Hill Ste 104
Providence, RI 02908-5034

South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy
PO Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329

South Dakota Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners
101 N Main Ave Ste 301
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6411

Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy
665 Mainstream Dr Fl 2
Nashville, TN 37243-1003

Texas Executive Council of PT & OT Examiners
333 Guadalupe St Ste 2-510
Austin, TX 78701-3943

Utah Occupational Therapy Board
PO Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741

Vermont Occupational Therapy Advisors
89 Main St Fl 3
Montpelier, VT 05620-0009

Virginia Advisory Board On Occupational Therapy
9960 Mayland Dr Ste 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1485

Washington Occupational Therapy Practice Board
PO Box 47852
Olympia, WA 98504-7852

West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy
1063 Maple Dr Ste 4B
Morgantown, WV 26505-0387

Occupational Therapy Affiliated Credentialing Board
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705-9100

Wyoming Board of Occupational Therapy
2001 Capitol Ave # 105
Cheyenne, WY 82001-3643

General Information

  1. In dealing with a licensing board it is essential to keep in mind that the board deals with multiple inquiries, demands and applicants on any given day, so a response to your inquiry may not be as timely as you would like. This is not to say that your issue is not important, but that there are many issues brought to a licensing board that are equally important and some of which demand a licensing board’s immediate attention.
  2. Start the process by reading the laws and rules for licensure in the state in which you hope to be licensed. Doing so will help you know whether you have met all of the requirements for licensure. It is your responsibility to make sure all requirements have been met and that the licensing board has proper documentation of your completion of those requirements.
  3. It might be of benefit to you to contact the licensing board in the state in which you hope to be licensed long before you are ready to apply, in order to make sure you are on the right path. It is better to know sooner rather than later if you are not meeting all of the legal requirements for licensure in that state or to clarify any questions you might have.
  4. If you are calling or emailing with regard to an application for licensure, it is important to ensure that you have submitted all the necessary documentation and fees for the application prior to asking questions about your particular application status. The vast majority of the time, when the process seems to be taking an inordinate amount of time, it is because the licensing board does not have all the information from you that is legally required for it to make a decision. Most licensing boards will also provide you with information about the status of the process of your application with regard to any documentation that may remain outstanding before a final review can occur.
  5. Be aware of any deadlines and promptly notify the licensing board of any delays in obtaining documents.
  6. Ensure that the licensing board has your current contact information on record at all times. Licensing boards typically require formal written notification of a change of address. A piece of correspondence with a different mailing address does not constitute official notification of an address change.
  7. Remember that the licensing board must act in accordance with governing legislation and regulations/bylaws, as well as policy. If you receive a response that is unfavorable regarding your application, ask if there is a process of formal appeal that you may access if it is not already provided in the communication that you receive from the licensing board. It is important at these times to recognize that the licensing board is required to apply its statutes and regulations/rules equally and fairly.
  8. Be aware that the primary responsibility of a regulatory body is to protect the interests of the public and not to advocate for the individual practitioner or the profession. The licensing board works to ensure that the services provided by licensed/registered practitioners are ethical, competent and consistent with acceptable standards. To that extent, boards will assist you as much as possible in going through the application process and in understanding applicable provisions of statutes and regulations/rules related to practice in the jurisdiction.
  9. Note that the licensure process for foreign-trained applicants may differ from those trained in the U.S. More information for foreign-trained applicants can be found HERE.
  10. When possible submit your questions in writing via email or standard mail. This allows the licensing board to provide you with a considered written response and minimizes misunderstanding which sometimes can occur in telephone conversations. Note that some licensing boards require communication in writing.
  11. Recognize that various members of the licensing board staff are able to respond to your questions. It is normally better not to insist on speaking directly to the Administrator/Registrar because it may be some time before that person is available to respond to you. Staff are well-versed in the issues/questions relating to licensure and will consult with the appropriate resource(s) in the event if required.
  12. Do not leave a message with or send emails to multiple staff, since staff will not know when another staff member has responded to your issue.
  13. When leaving a message by voicemail or sending an email, provide as much information as possible. If a staff member is unable to reach you when returning your call, a detailed answer may be possible via voicemail if all of your information is provided in your original communication to the licensing board. Responses to issues related to an application for licensure are usually responded to in a timely, but not necessarily immediate, manner.