Occupational Therapy Licensure Timeframes

One of the core requirements of a travel occupational therapist job is having a current state license from the destination you wish to travel to. OT licensure timeframes vary from state-to-state, making it easier to obtain an occupational therapist license from some states over others. This table below outlines the standard timeframe to obtain an OT license from the state's board of occupational therapy. You may want to bookmark this page as occupational therapy licensure timeframes may change throughout the course of the year.

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State Time Frame Application Form
Alabama Immediately AL OT Licensure Application
Alaska 4-6 weeks AK OT Licensure Application
Arizona**^ 5 days AZ OT Licensure Application
Arkansas**^ Immediately AR OT Licensure Application
California**^ 3-6 weeks CA OT Licensure Application
Colorado Within 14 business days CO OT Licensure Application
Connecticut 10-14 business days CT OT Licensure Application
Delaware 6-8 weeks DE OT Licensure Application
District of Columbia Varies DC OT Licensure Application
Florida 1 month FL OT Licensure Application
Georgia About 25 business days GA OT Licensure Application
Hawaii Varies HI OT Licensure Application
Idaho 2-3 business days ID OT Licensure Application
Illinois 2-4 weeks IL OT Licensure Application
Indiana 1-3 weeks IN OT Licensure Application
Iowa 3 business days IA OT Licensure Application
Kansas 30-45 days KS OT Licensure Application
Kentucky 2 weeks KY OT Licensure Application
Louisiana**^ About 90 days LA OT Licensure Application
Maine^ About 2 weeks ME OT Licensure Application
Maryland 30 days MD OT Licensure Application
Massachusetts^ Up to 4 weeks MA OT Licensure Application
Michigan**^ 6-7 weeks MI OT Licensure Application
Minnesota 5-30 business days MN OT Licensure Application
Mississippi 1-3 days MS OT Licensure Application
Missouri 3-4 weeks MO OT Licensure Application
Montana 5-7 business days MT OT Licensure Application
Nebraska 1-3 weeks NE OT Licensure Application
Nevada 24-48 hours NV OT Licensure Application
New Hampshire^ 6-12 weeks Call 603.271.8389 to obtain an application
New Jersey**^ 6-8 weeks NJ OT Licensure Application
New Mexico 3-5 business days NM OT Licensure Application
New York About 3 weeks NY OT Licensure Application
North Carolina 1-2 weeks NC OT Licensure Application
North Dakota 1-2 weeks ND OT Licensure Application
Ohio**^ 4-6 weeks OH OT Licensure Application
Oklahoma^ Varies OK OT Licensure Application
Oregon** Within 3 business days OR OT Licensure Application
Pennsylvania Varies PA OT Licensure Application
Rhode Island Varies RI OT Licensure Application
South Carolina 4-6 weeks SC OT Licensure Application
South Dakota^ Varies SD OT Licensure Application
Tennessee**^ 4-6 weeks TN OT Licensure Application
Texas 3 business days TX OT Licensure Application
Utah Within 7 business days UT OT Licensure Application
Vermont Within 7 business days VT OT Licensure Application
Virginia 3-5 business days VA OT Licensure Application
Washington^ 8 weeks WA OT Licensure Application
West Virginia 7 business days WV OT Licensure Application
Wisconsin Immediately WI OT Licensure Application
Wyoming^ 3 business days WY OT Licensure Application

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