The Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact (OT Compact) is an interstate compact, or formal agreement among states, that facilitates interstate practice of occupational therapy.

Under the OT Compact, Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) who are licensed in good standing in a Compact member state will be able to practice in other Compact member states via a “compact privilege,” which is equivalent to a license.

The OT Compact establishes a licensure data system allowing for instantaneous verification of licensure information. The Compact also establishes an interstate commission, composed of member state officials, to carry out the Compact’s purposes.

The OT Compact is a joint initiative of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT®).

Informational Webinar

Learn more about the OT Compact in this webinar from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT®) 2020 State Regulatory Leadership Forum.

Further Reading

Developing the OT Compact
(OT Practice Magazine)

This article provides an introduction to the OT Compact development process and highlights some key provisions of the document.