Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact

Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact

Compact Description

  • Mutual recognition model compacts allow a practitioner to practice in the compact member states either using a multistate license or by obtaining a “compact privilege”.
  • To be eligible for a compact privilege, you must hold an active license in your home state (which must be a member of the compact) and meet other eligibility criteria, such as having no disciplinary action against your license for at least two years. When eligibility is verified, jurisprudence requirements are met, and all fees are paid, you receive the compact privilege and may begin legally working in the new state.

What professions are included?

  • Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants

Compact States

  • As of January 1, 2021, there are 0 states in the OT Compact

Regulatory body for the occupation

  • The OT Compact is a joint initiative of American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT®).

Link to compact language

Compact status: Pending, will become active after 10 states

Compact contact information
Andrew Bates
Research Associate, National Center for Interstate Compacts
The Council of State Governments
Email: otcompact@csg.org
Phone: 502-382-7762


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