Limited Permit to Full Licensure


  1. This application is for current Limited Permit holders who are ready to apply for full OT or OTA licensure.

  2. Upon successful completion of the NBCOT exam, you must apply for full licensure and pay the remaining license fee.

  3. Application must be completed in its entirety. Failure to do so may result in delay and/or denial of License.

  4. Applications are completed online through Certemy, our licensing management software provider, and include a number of self-paced steps to be completed and submitted for verification and approval.

  5. A completed and signed Supervisory Statement must be uploaded as part of the COTA online application.  If supervision has not changed since your Limited Permit application, you may submit the same Supervisory Statement.

  6. To insure compliance with Federal Law, the WV Board of Occupational Therapy is obligated to inform each applicant that reporting of the Social Security Number on licensure application is mandatory according to W. Va. Code §30-1-6 (d).

  7. Once all application steps are completed and approved, a WV license number will be assigned and Certemy will generate a digital license card which can be found in the digital wallet of your Certemy account.

  8. The Board will mail a Certificate of License and set of two license cards to each new licensee.

  9. Licenses are subject to biennial renewal, with OT licenses expiring on 12/31 and OTA licenses expiring on 6/30.  Initial license renewal requires 12 hours of continuing education, with 24 hours required every two years for subsequent renewals.

  10. Upon approval and issuance of a license, your initial license renewal application will open in Certemy.  This allows you to enter CE hours as taken throughout the year.                                          *PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THE REMAINING STEPS OF THE RENEWAL APPLICATION UNTIL CLOSER TO YOUR LICENSE EXPIRATION DATE TO INCLUDE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION AT RENEWAL.   

  11. It is the responsibility of the applicant to be informed of West Virginia’s Occupational Therapy Practice Act and Legislative Rules, copies of which will be included with license.


The balance due for a full license is $30,

This fee will be collected through the online application using the State of WV's e-Gov payment processor.  A copy of your payment receipt must be uploaded as part of the online application.  License fee is not refundable.  


Applicants must self-enroll into an application using your existing Certemy account.  

To begin an application, choose the appropriate application from the links below:

OT(lp) to Occupational Therapist Application

OTA(lp) to Occupational Therapy Assistant Application