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Board of Occupational Therapy Practice


In accordance with title 10-301 (a) of the Occupational Therapy Practice Act, you must be licensed by the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice in order to practice occupational therapy in Maryland.

Types of Licensure Available: Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant


Time Frame

As indicated by the application process, some documents required for licensure must come from a third party, such as the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Sometimes, neither the Board Office nor the applicant can control the length of time this may take.

Applications for official licensure are reviewed by the Board at the monthly Board meeting on the third Friday of every month. An application must be complete by the Wednesday prior in order to be submitted to the Board for review.

The process for temporary licensure can take 5 business days from the time that a complete application is received by the Board Office.

Refer to "Frequent Questions" for ways to expedite the licensure process.

Pricing - Fees and dates fluctuate on an annual basis. Please contact the Board for pricing.

​Service ​Price
​Application Fee ​$200
​2nd Temporary License Fee $ 50
Reinstatement Fee ​$225
​Reactivation Fee ​$123

Please email the board at if you would like to receive an application or reinstatement packet.  Please include your name, address and home phone number.


Office of the Governor

Contact the Staff 

  • Donna Ashman, Executive Director, 410-402-8558,
  • For licensing questions: Marilyn Pinkney, Licensing Coordinator, 410-402-8556,
  • For CCR and disciplinary matters: Denise Goetz, Case Manager,
  • For online renewal, roster requests and website information: Jo-Ann Lane, Computer Network Specialist, 410-402-8552,