The California Board of Occupational Therapy (BOT) was created in 2000 with the passage of the Occupational Therapy Practice Act (OTPA). It licenses Occupational Therapists and certifies Occupational Therapy Assistants in California. It also investigates allegations of violations of the OTPA by licensees and certificate-holders.
To protect California consumers of occupational therapy services through effective regulation,
licensing and enforcement.
The California Board of Occupational Therapy, as a model consumer protection agency, aspires
to be recognized for our valued commitment to all of our stakeholders.
- Consumer Protection: We make effective and informed decisions in the best interest, and for the safety of
- Efficiency: We diligently identify the best ways to deliver high quality services with the most efficient use
of our resources.
- Fairness: We treat people equally and make decisions without favoritism or prejudice.
- Integrity: We are committed to honesty, ethical conduct and responsibility.
Commitment: We take responsibility and are accountable to the public.
- Transparency: We hold ourselves accountable to the people of California. We operate openly so that
stakeholders can trust that we are fair and honest
- OT Schools in California
- OTA Schools in California
- State Verification Links
- Professional Organizations