STATE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD 


Licensure Application Process


Idaho law requires the licensure of all persons who practice or offer to practice occupational therapy in the State of Idaho unless otherwise exempt per Idaho Code 54-3704. Licensure is available through both endorsement and examination.

Each applicant for licensure shall submit a completed written application to the board, on forms prescribed by the board together with the application fee and:

  • A certificate of graduation from an approved occupational therapy curriculum or an approved occupational therapy assistants curriculum

and

  • Passage of the national board for certification in occupational therapy's written exam

Each applicant for endorsement shall submit a completed written application to the board, on forms prescribed by the board together with the application fee and:

  • Verification of licensure sent directly from each state the applicant holds a license in

and

  • Certification by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy

Idaho does not have reciprocity with any state. 

A limited permit may be granted to a graduate occupational therapist or a graduate occupational therapy assistant who has completed the education and experience requirements of this chapter for an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant. The permit shall allow a person to practice occupational therapy under supervision and shall be valid until the person is either issued a license by the Board, or denied licensure by the board. The board may renew a limited permit once.

A temporary license may be issued to an applicant who is currently licensed and in good standing to practice in another jurisdiction and meets the requirements for licensure by endorsement of the other jurisdiction while the application is being processed by the board.

You may download Application Forms here or request an application by writing:

Occupational Therapy Licensure Board of Idaho
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
700 West State Street, PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0063

Please include your name, address, & daytime phone number with your request.