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Membership Types and Fees

Call 1-800-SAY-AOTA (1-800-729-2682), ext. 2769 for further details.

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 Equal installments of $119 due in first 3 months 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 Equal installments of $95 due in first 3 months 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 Equal installments of $175 due in first 3 months 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 Equal installments of $120 due in first 3 months 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.
$225 per year. Full Member Benefits with the exception of voting privileges.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

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), 11 Special Interest Section Quarterly newsletters, and discounts on AOTA publications and products, including your choice of 1 continuing education program, 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.
$112.50 per year

Retired OTA

Open to Occupational Therapy Assistants aged 65 or older and not paid for employment in any capacity.
$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 $150 per year.

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 $150 per year.

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.

Call AOTA Membership at 1-800-729-2682, ext. 2769 for more information.