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Requirements for Licensure

OT/OTA License by Initial Licensure or by Reciprocity (Licensure in another state)

NOTICE! Please read the following information to ensure timely processing of your license. Licenses are typically issued within a week after all completed documents are received.

ONLINE APPLICATION FOR LICENSURENOW AVAILABLE! You may now apply for a license by completing the online application and pay with a credit card. You will be able to upload documents (test scores, substantiation of supervision form, verification information, Laws & Rules, etc.) within the online application. If you have a past conviction, you will be able to upload the criminal judgment and other documents as well. You may save your application once you begin if you need to gather documents or complete the forms. If you do not have a supervisor or test scores at this time, you may upload a Word document stating "do not have a superivsor yet" or "have not taken exam yet". You may send it when you pass the exam or begin practicing. 

 INITIAL AND RECIPROCITY APPLICANTS:
The following is required for both types of applicants:
* OTA Substantiating Supervision Form- For OTAs who will be practicing within the state once licensed. If you do not have a supervisor yet, you may send the completed form when you begin practicing. The Board requires all OTAs to have a supervision plan on file with their employer. However, DO NOT send the plan to the Board unless requested by the Board office. For more information, please review the information on the Supervision page. 
Juris Prudence ExamThis exam is for all new and reciprocity applicants ONLY. This is an exam over the laws and rules governing OT Practice in ND. It is 20 questions and is open book. The exam is onlineor you can print the paper Juris Prudence ExamYou will need to have an online or paper application already submitted to the Board office before you can take the online exam. Please give the Board 2-3 days to enter your information into the database or accept your online application before you take the Jurisprudence exam. To login to the exam, you do not need a password or account. You will login with your last name, last four digits of your Social Security Number and your date of birth. Make sure you use the forward slashes (/) in the date of birth. If you are not able to login, please contact the Board office. 
You will need a copy of the Law and Rules available from the Board office or refer to the pages for Law and Administrative Code. The exam does not cover the AOTA Code of Ethics at the bottom of the page. 

ONLY FOR APPLICANTS APPLYING BY RECIPROCITY FROM ANOTHER STATE:
* Verification of Licensure
(if you are applying for a license by reciprocity) - Those applying for a license by reciprocity will need to have verifications sent from every state in which you currently hold or have held licensure. The Board will accept verifications emailed directly from the other state to the ND Board office. License verification printed from a state board website is also acceptable if you include website links and any instructions to verify your license on the other Board's website. A copy of your license is not sufficient verification!
* Laws and Rules
- You will also need to send a copy of the laws and rules from the state(s) in which you are currently license or request the state to send it with your verification. The law and rules should be the current requirements for licensure in that state. You may email the ND Board office with the direct link to Law & Rules on the other state board's website.

Application Status: Once you send your application or apply online, you will be able to check your Application Statuson the Board's website. The status will show you what has been received and what is still missing. The Board office does update the status a few times a week and does their best to keep it accurate. Please give the Board 2-3 days to enter your information into the database or accept your online application before you check the status. To login to the application status, you do not need a password or account. You will login with your last name, last four digits of your Social Security Number and your date of birth. Make sure you use the forward slashes (/) in the date of birth. If you are not able to login, please contact the Board office. 

Paper Application Form: If you cannot complete the online application, you may complete the paper application and mail it with a check or money order. You will need to print the Requirements and Application for OT/OTA Initial Licensure or Licensure by Reciprocityform and meet other requirements as listed above.

Limited Permit OT/OTA

Applicants for a limited permit must take the examination within four months of completion of the education and experience requirements. Therefore, limited permits may only be issued to those who have graduated within the past four months!

NOTICE! Please read the OT/OTA Limited Permit Requirements to ensure timely processing of your license. Licenses are typically issued within a week after all completed documents are received.

ONLINE APPLICATION FOR LICENSURENOW AVAILABLE! You may now apply for a license by completing the online application and pay with a credit card. You will be able to upload documents (test scores, substantiation of supervision form, self-assessment, etc.) within the online application. If you have a past conviction, you will be able to upload the criminal judgment and other documents as well. You may save your application once you begin if you need to gather documents or complete the forms.

If you prefer to complete the application and mail it with a check or money order, you may print the following forms:

* OT/OTA Application for License or Limited Permit - This form requires a signature by a notary public available at most banks. You will need to send a check or money order for the correct amount payable to NDBOTP. Make sure you have enough postage on your envelope to avoid delays in your licensure. 

*Completion of Education - You will need to have a transcript sent from your college verifying that you have completed the education requirements. If you have not yet graduated, you will need to have your OT faculty advisor send a Letter of Good Standing stating that you will be graduating from the program. Then you may have the college send your transcript upon graduation. 

* Limited Permit Substantiation of Supervision form- For all OT limited permit and OTA limited permits. Online Applicants: The website will require you to upload a document to proceed in the online applicaiton. If you do not have a supervisor yet, you may upload a sheet of paper stating you "do not have a supervisor yet." You will need to send the completed form when you begin practicing and are assigned a supervisor. 

Juris Prudence Exam- The Jurisprudence exam is required for all applicants! This is an exam over the laws and rules governing OT Practice in ND. It is 20 questions and is open book. The exam is onlineor you can print the paper Juris Prudence Exam. You will need to have an online or paper application already submitted to the Board office before you can take the online exam. Please give the Board 2-3 days to enter your information into the database or accept your online application before you take the Jurisprudence exam. To login to the exam, you do not need a password or account. You will login with your last name, last four digits of your Social Security Number and your date of birth. Make sure you use the forward slashes (/) in the date of birth. If you are not able to login, please contact the Board office.
You will need a copy of the Law and Rules available from the Board office or refer to the pages for 
Law and Administrative Code. The exam does not cover the AOTA Code of Ethics at the bottom of the page. 

*NBCOT Examination - Upon passing the exam, you will need to send a copy of your test scores to the Board office. If you requested NBCOT to send your scores to the Board, please call or email the Board office to let us know you have passed the exam. Your license will not be issued until the test scores, remaining fees and documents are received by the Board office. 

Application Status: Once you send your application or apply online, you will be able to check your Application Statuson the Board's website. The status will show you what has been received and what is still missing. The Board office does update the status a few times a week and does their best to keep it accurate. Please give the Board 2-3 days to enter your information into the database or accept your online application before you check the status. To login to the application status, you do not need a password or account. You will login with your last name, last four digits of your Social Security Number and your date of birth. Make sure you use the forward slashes (/) in the date of birth. If you are not able to login, please contact the Board office. 

Late Renewal of License

* If you wish to reinstate your ND license and you have not been licensed for less than 3 years, you must submit the 2016/2018 Renewal of License form, submit the renewal fee plus the late fee, and submit 20 hours of continued competency earned within the 24 months prior to the completed application for renewal of license.

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