OT and PT License Board Ohio

Ohio Therapy Licensure

Are you interested in practicing as a physical therapist or occupational therapist in Ohio? Getting your state licensure is an easy way to open the door with great pay and benefits. To help make it easier, we've put together a quick guide to obtaining your licensure and application processing times. It includes data on average salaries and cost of living to help you determine your earning potential in the state.

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How to Get Your Ohio License

Mastering the Path to PT and OT Licensing Success

Once you've submitted a complete licensure application to the Ohio state board, you can expect:

  • Occupational therapist - It takes an average of 3 to 4 weeks to get your Ohio occupational therapy license, but it can take longer if you have to submit paper forms.
  • Physician therapist - The state board processes most physical therapy licensure applications within three to four weeks, but it may take three or four months if you reside more than 75 miles from Ohio.


Helpful Info for Ohio Therapy Licensure

State Board Address

Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board
77 South High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108

State Board Contact

Email: board@otptat.ohio.gov
Phone: (614) 466-3774
Fax: (614) 995-0816

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OT and PT Salary in Ohio

Lucrative OT and PT Salaries Await!

Being an allied traveler, especially with AMN Healthcare, comes with a lot of amazing benefits and perks:

  • Physical therapists earn a mean wage of $87,600 annually
  • Occupational therapists make an average of $84,520 annually, but as a traveling OT, you may make up to 20% more
In addition, OT and PT travelers can enjoy:
  • A housing stipends
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
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Life in Ohio

What's it like living in Ohio?

Ohio has a lower-than-average cost of living, and a median wage for occupational and physicial therapists that's almost right on the national average. This means your salary will go farther in Ohio than in costlier states.


While you're working in Ohio, you can check out Amish Country, fish for perch and walleye on Lake Erie or check out state parks like Mohican and Hocking Hills for incredible hiking and camping opportunities.

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