An associate degree from an accredited academic program is generally required to qualify for occupational therapist assistant jobs. In contrast, occupational therapist aides usually receive most of their training on the job. Many states regulate the practice of occupational therapist assistants either by licensing, registration or certification; requirements vary by state.
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Job training consists of classroom instruction, including practice in applying therapy techniques. Further training occurs on the job and through advanced courses. Course content typically includes:
Forty states, Guam, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia regulate the practice of occupational therapist assistants either by licensing, registration or certification. In addition, eligibility...
Certification is voluntary. The National Board for Certifying Occupational Therapy certifies occupational therapist assistants through a national certifying exam. Those who pass the test are award...
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