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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, and athletic training 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.

The regulation of the three 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, and athletic training in Ohio and the board's role to promote and protect the health of the citizens of Ohio through effective regulation of these three 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, and athletic training.

eLicense Ohio System Down

Please note: eLicense Ohio will be down for scheduled updates from Friday, 6:00 PM January 19 to Monday, 8:00 AM January 22. During this time, you will not be able to apply, renew, or access your license record. When eLicense comes back online on January 22, 2018, the site will begin using the Ohio Business Portal (OH|ID) for account management.

Physical Therapist licenses are due for renewal by 1/31/2018. When the eLicense Ohio system comes back online after the January 19-22 downtime, OH-ID registration will be required. Please consider renewing your license prior to January 19 to avoid any possible delay in processing your renewal.

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 and September 20.
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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