Occupational Therapy: FAQs
Q: How long does the application process take?
Once your application file is complete, a license number will be issued within 2–5 business days.
Q: How often does the board meet?
The board meets approximately four times per year.
Q: How soon can I receive a provisional permit?
A provisional permit may be issued within 2–5 business days of the necessary forms, fees, and documents being filed.
Q: I need to receive licensure in another state; how soon can you send the verification?
License verifications will be sent to the other state within 2–5 business days of receipt and can be requested without a fee on our licensee website portal https://nmrldlpi.force.com
Q: I am licensed in another state; can I receive a provisional permit?
No. You can receive a provisional permit ONLY if you have not received certification by NBCOT.
Q: Can I receive a provisional permit without employment?
No. You must have a supervisory form on file with the board office before a provisional permit is issued, which requires a supervisor’s signature and place of employment.
Q: I need to have NBCOT send verification of my certification to your state. How do I do that?
You can contact them at www.nbcot.org.
Q: Do you have reciprocity with other states?
No. We require verification of your certification from NBCOT regardless of where you are licensed.
Q: I want to be a member of the board. What is the process?
You can send in a copy of your résumé along with a cover letter stating your desire to become a board member to the board office. We will send it to the appropriate personnel in the governor’s office.