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Membership Types and Fees

Call 1-800-SAY-AOTA (1-800-729-2682), ext. 2769 with questions.

Occupational Therapist

Open to any individual initially certified to practice as an Occupational Therapist or licensed or regulated by a state, commonwealth, district, or territory to practice as an occupational therapist.
$225 per year or $18.75 per month. Full Member Benefits


Occupational Therapy Assistant

Open to any individual initially certified to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant or licensed or regulated by a state, commonwealth, district, or territory to practice as an occupational therapy assistant.
$131 per year or $10.92 per month. Full Member Benefits


1st Year New Practitioner—Occupational Therapist

Open to graduates who have completed an ACOTE® accredited Occupational Therapist program within the previous 12 months and are preparing to take the NBCOT certification exam. 
$119 per year or $9.92 per month. Full Member Benefits


1st Year New Practitioner—Occupational Therapy Assistant

Open to graduates who completed an ACOTE® accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program within the previous 12 months and are preparing to take the NBCOT certification exam.
$95 per year or $7.92 per month. Full Member Benefits


2nd Year New Practitioner—Occupational Therapist

Open to graduates who completed an ACOTE® accredited Occupational Therapist program and received the NBCOT certificate within 24 months after graduation. 
$175 per year or $14.58 per month. Full Member Benefits


2nd Year New Practitioner—Occupational Therapy Assistant

Open to graduates who completed an ACOTE® accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program and received the NBCOT certificate within 24 months after graduation.
$120 per year or $10.00 per month. Full Member Benefits 


Student

Open to students enrolled in OT or OTA educational programs that are accredited or pending accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®).
$75 per year. Full Member Benefits


Individual Associate

Open to any individual that is not a U.S. certified Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant, and to an Occupational Therapist that is certified exclusively in a foreign country.
$235 per year or $19.58 per month. Full Member Benefits with the exception of voting privileges.


Organizational Associate

Open to non-Occupational Therapy health organizations and institutions, and to nonprofit facilities, libraries, and educational programs.  Membership includes: subscriptions to the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (6 issues /year), OT Practice (22 issues/year), SIS Quarterly Practice Connections (4 issues/year), discounts on AOTA publications and products, and 1 registration at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo at the member rate.
$387 per year


Retired OT

Open to Occupational Therapists aged 65 or older and not paid for employment in any capacity. Must be a current AOTA member to apply for this special rate.
$112.50 per year.


Retired OTA

Open to Occupational Therapy Assistants aged 65 or older and not paid for employment in any capacity. Must be a current AOTA member to apply for this special rate.
$65.50 per year.


Post-Professional Master's Degree (2-year membership)

Open to Occupational Therapists enrolled full-time in a Master's degree program. Candidates must send a letter from their department chair on university stationery stating enrollment status. PPMD members qualify for this category one time only.
$300 for 2-year period or Installment plan at 12.50 per month.


Post-Professional Doctorate Degree (4-year membership)

Open to Occupational Therapists enrolled full-time in a Doctorate degree program. Candidates must send a letter from their department chair on university stationery stating enrollment status. PPDD members qualify for this category one time only.
$600 for 4-year period or Installment plan at 12.50 per month.


Waived Dues for Medical Reasons (1-year membership)

Open to Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants who have permanent disability and are not able to be employed. To qualify, the OT or OTA must have been a member of AOTA at the onset of disability and must provide satisfactory verification of the permanent disability from the Social Security Administration, the Veteran's Administration, worker's compensation, or a qualified physician.

Individuals must submit documentation showing their disability status along with the AOTA request form for waived dues. Waived medical dues are for 1-year only. Upon renewal, the member must reapply and submit the same type of documentation as in the previous year.