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.

Announcements

Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics

Effective January 22, the State Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (OPP Board) was consolidated in January 2018, and the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers (OTPTAT) Board now issues licenses for orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics. Since consolidation, we have been working to make administrative improvements that will hopefully be better for you, the license holder. We have extended the renewal period, lowered fees, and changed the reporting and amount of continuing education. You can read more on our fact sheet. 

Occupational Therapy audit for July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017 renewal period

The Occupational Therapy Section of the OTPTAT Board is conducting its regular CE Audit covering the period of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017, as required by Ohio Administrative Code rule 4755-9-01. Audit notices will come from the board via email to a random sampling of licensees. If you receive a notice, simply submit the proper documentation to the board by the date stated in the notice letter. If you do not receive a notice, you are not subject to audit at this time. License holders are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education, including at least one hour of ethics, jurisprudence, or cultural competence each renewal cycle.

In order to ensure that you receive proper notice of audit and also notice of license renewals, please be sure your email address is up-to-date in the eLicense system. To do so, please log in to https://elicense.ohio.gov and click on “manage profile” under your name in the upper right hand corner. You may edit your contact information from there. If you have any questions, please visit the Board website at http://otptat.ohio.gov or feel free to contact the board at 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.

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Contact


77 S. High Street, 16th Floor • Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108
Tel: (614) 466-3774 • TTY: (877) 644-6826
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