1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Education
  4. Title 8: The Professions
  5. Article 156: Occupational Therapy


Section 7904 Requirements for a professional license

Education (EDN)

To qualify for a license as an occupational therapist, an applicant shall fulfill the following requirements:

  (1) File an application with the department.

  (2) Have satisfactorily completed an approved occupational therapy curriculum in at least a baccalaureate or masters program, or its equivalent, as determined by the department in accordance with the commissioner's regulations.

  (3) Have a minimum of six months of supervised occupational therapy experience which supervision and experience shall be satisfactory to the board of occupational therapy and in accordance with the commissioner's regulations.

  (4) Pass an examination satisfactory to the board of occupational therapy and in accordance with the commissioner's regulations.

  (5) Be at least twenty-one years of age.

  (6) Meet no requirements as to United States citizenship.

  (7) Be of good moral character as determined by the department.

  (8) Pay a fee of one hundred forty dollars to the department for admission to a department conducted examination and for an initial license, a fee of seventy dollars for each re-examination, a fee of one hundred fifteen dollars for an initial license for persons not requiring admission to a department conducted examination, and a fee of one hundred fifty-five dollars for each triennial registration period.