About the Board

The Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers (OTPTAT) Board is responsible for the regulation of the practice of occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training, orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics in the State of Ohio. The board was established in 1976 as the Occupational Therapy Board. In 1977, regulation of physical therapy was transferred from the Medical Board to the Ohio Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Board. In 1990, licensure of athletic trainers was added to the responsibility of the Ohio OTPTAT Board. In 2018, the board began oversight of orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics.

The regulation of these professions includes: issuing and renewing the licenses of properly qualified individuals; investigating complaints against licensees; monitoring compliance with mandatory continuing education requirements; and educating licensees and the consumers of the services provided by the board's licensees on the laws and rules that govern the practice of occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training, orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics in Ohio and the board's role to promote and protect the health of the citizens of Ohio through effective regulation of these professions.

Board Mission

The mission of the Ohio OTPTAT Board is to actively promote and protect the health of the citizens of Ohio through effective regulation of the professions of occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training, orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics.


Occupational Therapy Assistant renewal period

The license renewal period for Occupational Therapy Assistants has begun. Licensees have until June 30, 2018 to renew. Please do not delay. Please visit https://elicense.ohio.gov/ and log in to renew. If you need assistance logging in, please contact (855) 405-5514 Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM. For assistance and questions not related to logging into eLicense, feel free to contact the board at Board@otptat.ohio.gov.

Please note:

  • If you receive a renewal verification email after you renew your license with the incorrect new expiration date, it is likely due to a glitch in the system. Go to https://elicense.ohio.gov to check your license status and the renewal date will be correct. If you need the Board to re-send an email with the correct date, email us at Board@otptat.ohio.gov
  • Licensees are not required to obtain continuing education units for their first renewal, per 4755-9-01 (A)(2) - http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4755-9-01v1.
Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics

Effective Monday, January 22, the OTPTAT Board is now responsible for the licensure of orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics. Our website is still being updated. Until it is, you can find licensure information for this profession at http://www.opp.ohio.gov. If you have any questions, please contact us at 614-466-3774 or Board@otptat.ohio.gov

2018 OT, PT, AT & Joint Board Schedule

The 2018 OTPTAT and Joint Board meeting schedule can be found HERE. All meetings are at 77 South High Street, 31st Floor, Columbus, Ohio.

Joint Board meetings are on March 22, July 12, and September 27.

Welcome the new Executive Director to the OTPTAT Board

The Ohio OTPTAT Board is excited to announce Missy Craddock as the new Executive Director. Ms. Craddock started with the board on November 13, 2017.  Missy Craddock comes to the OTPTAT Board from the Office of the Governor where she worked on the policy team. Previously, she was Deputy Director at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, overseeing legislation, communications, stakeholder relations, and client rights. She has also spent time working for a professional association and in the Ohio House of Representatives. A native of Akron, Craddock earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Akron with a certificate in Applied Politics from the Ray C. Bliss Institute. She received her master's degree in public administration from Ohio University in Athens.

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