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


Section 7904-A Requirements for license as an occupational therapy assistant

Education (EDN)

Requirements for license as an occupational therapy assistant. To qualify for a license as an occupational therapy assistant an applicant shall fulfill the following requirements:

  (a) file an application with the department;

  (b) have received an education as follows: completion of at least a two-year associate degree program for occupational therapy assistants registered by the department or accredited by a national accreditation agency which is satisfactory to the department, or its equivalent, as determined by the department in accordance with the commissioner's regulations;

  (c) have a minimum of sixteen weeks clinical experience satisfactory to the state board for occupational therapy and in accordance with standards established by a national accreditation agency which is satisfactory to the department;

  (d) be at least eighteen years of age;

  (e) be of good moral character as determined by the department;

  (f) pay a fee for an initial license and a fee for each triennial registration period that shall be one-half of the fee for initial license and for each triennial registration period established for occupational therapists; and

  (g) except as otherwise provided by subdivision two of section seventy-nine hundred seven of this article, pass an examination acceptable to the department.