November 3, 2020 — The Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact (OT Compact) Advisory Group has approved the final draft of the compact legislation.
In spring 2020, the Advisory Group approved a first draft of the OT Compact produced by the Drafting Team, a small group of stakeholders and legal experts.
Over the following summer, The Council of State Governments (CSG) conducted a thorough stakeholder review process to gather questions and comments on the first draft from state officials, practitioners, and other interested parties.
The Drafting Team reconvened in late summer to consider stakeholder feedback and produce a final draft. The Advisory Group approved this final draft in early fall.
To join the OT Compact, states must enact the Compact language into statute. The Compact becomes active upon enactment by ten states or territories.
The OT Compact is a joint initiative of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT®).