To renew your license, change your name, address, or employer, or order a verification or wall certificate, please log into eLicense Ohio at https://elicense.ohio.gov/oh_communitieslogin. Preferred browser is Google Chrome. If you need assistance logging in, please contact (855) 405-5514 Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Board Mission

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

Announcements

PT Compact Commission Rule Changes - Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Physical Therapy Compact Commission is requesting public comment on the proposed amendments to its rules. Please see the PT Compact notice below for more information on the rule changes and how to give input. 

PT Compact notice

 

Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report posted - Friday, September 9, 2022

The OTPTAT Board State Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report has been posted.

 

September Board Meetings - Thursday, September 8, 2022

The OTPTAT Board will meet on September 15, 2022. The meetings will take place at the Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High Street, 19th Floor, Columbus Ohio 43215.

Athletic Trainers Section- 9:00 AM

Occupational Therapy Section- 9:30 AM

Physical Therapy Section- 9:30 AM

Joint Board Meeting-  10:30 AM

To request an ADA accommodation please contact Janine Burnside with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services via email (Janine.Burnside@das.ohio.gov) or  phone. (614-728-8233)

 

August OTPTAT Board newsletter - Wednesday, August 31, 2022

You can view the latest edition of the OTPTAT Board newsletter here.

 

Athletic Trainers Renewal - September 30, 2022 - Thursday, July 7, 2022

Please renew as soon as possible to avoid any technical issues with the renewal process and to ensure you receive timely assistance. Your license expires September 30, 2022. You cannot practice in the state of Ohio with an expired license. You cannot renew late.

Visit https://elicense.ohio.gov/OH_CommunitiesLogin to renew. Preferred browser is Google Chrome.

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 or (614) 466-3774.  

Note on continuing education: You must have completed 25 hours of continuing education between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2022, but you do not need to submit certificates at this time. Please retain them for at least two years in case you are selected for audit. 

 

OT Compact Meeting - Friday, May 20, 2022

The Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact allows eligible licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants an alternative method for providing services in other member states. If you are interested in learning more about the OT Compact please use the following link: https://otcompact.org/ot-compact-commission/.

 

House Bill 176 - Changes in Scope of Practice for Athletic Training - Thursday, January 27, 2022

Recent changes to the Ohio Revised Code contained in House Bill 176 (Carfagna, Hall) impacting the Ohio athletic training practice act go into effect January 27, 2022. The AT Section of the OTPTAT Board has put together several resources to help educate athletic trainers on these changes. The new law:

  • Establishes two scopes of practice for athletic trainers, authorizing additional skills when practicing under a collaboration agreement with a physician.
  • Defines a collaboration agreement and the elements it must address.
  • Provides for an athletic training diagnosis.
  • Maintains the current referral relationship under standard operating procedures under the current scope of practice.

Updated resources can be found on the OTPTAT Board website: https://otptat.ohio.gov/Athletic-Training/Publications

House Bill 176 - Changes in Scope of Practice for Athletic Training

You may contact the AT Section at Board@otptat.ohio.gov.

 

Continuing Education Courses - Friday, December 10, 2021

OTs and ATs can now find a list of board approved CEUs under their section's Continuing Education tab.

OTPTAT Board List of Approved Continuing Education Course

 

PT Compact privileges - now available for Ohio! - Friday, October 1, 2021

The PT Section of the OTPTAT Board is pleased to announce that Ohio has begun issuing PT Compact privileges effective October 1, 2021.

If you reside in Ohio but would like to practice in another state that is a member of the PT Compact, you may choose to do so via the PT Compact privilege. Conversely, if you live in another state that is your home state and you want to practice in Ohio, the PT Compact privilege is now recognized by Ohio.

You can read more about the compact and get your privileges at the PT Compact website: http://ptcompact.org/.

 

Scam alert for licensees! - Friday, September 3, 2021

OTPTAT Board license holders should be aware that a scam continues to target licensees. Scammers are calling medical professionals spoofing the OTPTAT Board's main line and claiming to be investigators for the OTPTAT Board or other law enforcement agencies. The scam claims that the target's license to practice has been revoked due to allegations of drug trafficking. The scam will then request money to be wired to a foreign bank account.

Please note that an investigative agent from the Board will never ask for a payment over the phone. Any disciplinary action will include an official notice of hearing by either certified mail or personal service. The Board will never contact you over the telephone to tell you that your license has been revoked.

If you are contacted by a scammer, you may verify that it is a scam by hanging up and calling the Board's main line and asking for the enforcement unit to file a complaint. Also, please report the incident to your local law enforcement and the Ohio Attorney General's Office by filing a complaint online at http://ohioprotects.org or by calling 800-282-0515.

 

OT and PT Licensure Compacts - Monday, April 19, 2021

The OTPTAT Board is excited to announce the passage of the PT Compact – Senate Bill 5 (Roegner, Blessing). You can read more about the PT Compact at http://ptcompact.org/. Senate Bill 5 was signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine and will be effective on June 30, 2021. The PT Section is working hard on implementation of the Compact and will be sure to announce a date to start issuing privileges as soon as it has been decided. In the meantime, please make sure you are subscribed to the OTPTAT Board list serve for the latest news on rule development for the Compact. https://otptat.ohio.gov/Consumers/Board-Listservs

Additionally, the OT Compact - Senate Bill 7 (Roegner) was signed into law and will also be effective on June 30, 2021. Ohio was the second state to enact the OT Compact. There must be a total of ten states to pass the OT Compact in order for it to become operational, so the timeline for issuing OT Compact privileges is expected to be much longer. You can read more about the progress of the OT Compact at https://otcompact.org/

 

Authority for 3-D Printing of Open-Source Prosthetic Kits - Monday, June 29, 2020

The OTPTAT Board is now accepting applications for the authority to conduct 3-D printing of open-source prosthetic kits. According to Ohio law, if you wish to 3-D print open-source prosthetics, you must obtain authority from the Board. You can find out more about the requirements by reading the final rule language. You may apply online at http://elicense.ohio.gov. An application checklist is also available to assist you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at Board@otptat.ohio.gov.

 

Changes to Requirements for Internationally Educated Applicants - PT/PTA - Friday, January 31, 2020

Effective for all applications filed after January 31, 2020, the OTPTAT Board will no longer accept the Type I Comprehensive Credential Evaluation (FCCPT) or a VisaScreen Certificate in lieu of TOEFL scores for licensure of internationally educated applicants. For more information, please see the Guidelines for Internationally Educated Applicants for Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistants.

 

Wall license display in eLicense Ohio - Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A new feature has been enabled in the eLicense Ohio system to allow license holders to log into the system and pull up a copy of your wall license. To do so, please log into the eLicense Ohio website (http://elicense.ohio.gov) and click the “options” tab on your license. One of the menu options will be “download wall certificate.” This will bring up a copy of your wall certificate and allow you to print it or save it to your phone or other electronic device. Step-by-step instructions are available for your assistance.

As a result of this new feature, the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board recently made a change to Ohio Administrative Code for the occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainer sections. This change allows a license holder to display their wall certificate on an electronic device as a way of meeting the requirement for license display. The Board recognizes that we live in an increasingly mobile world and use of this feature enhances the ability to display your license at the request of anyone who may wish to see proof of licensure. 

Replacement wall certificates will still be available by request for those who wish to continue to use a hard copy for a fee of $10. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at Board@otptat.ohio.gov.

 

Change in PT/PTA Examination Licensure Process - Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Effective March 27, 2019, the OTPTAT Board will change how a student registers for the NPTE and Ohio law exams that are offered through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. The Board will no longer approve candidates to sit for the exams. Instead this process will be conducted by FSBPT. This is known as the Alternate Approval Process. For more information, please read the materials below:

 

Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics licensure changes - Friday, October 5, 2018

Effective January 22, 2018, the State Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (OPP Board) was eliminated, 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. 

 

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