Why Join? Your Member Benefits!


You are a dedicated occupational therapy professional whose knowledge and skills enable your clients to live their lives to the fullest. Today, our profession faces many rigorous challenges—health care reform, state regulations, scope-of-practice issues, a need for public awareness, goals for evidence-based practice, and more. These challenges affect not only occupational therapy at large, but also you individually.

That’s why your partnership with the American Occupational Therapy Association is so essential. Together, we can spread the word about the important contributions occupational therapy makes to society every day.

AOTA Membership Works for You! AOTA membership benefits are designed to meet your professional needs and advance your career. Make sure you know about all of that’s available to you:

  • Professional support dedicated to the exclusive interests of oc­cupational therapy professionals and the people they serve.
  • Continuing education at a 30% discount to help you maintain your competencies and earn CE credit for licensure renewal.
  • Practice, education, and research information delivered through subscriptions to OT Practice magazine, OT Practice Online, American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT), AJOT Online, the OT Practice Pulse, and AOTA Alerts e-newsletters.
  • Special Interest Sections (SISs) that customize your member­ship and give you access to online community forums and the Quarterly Practice Connections newsletter and archives.
  • Professional certification and credentials for qualifying members that demonstrate your professional excellence and add value to your career.
  • Advocacy on your behalf before Congress, state legislatures, and key agencies to influence federal and state regulations that affect your work.
  • Social networking on OT Connections at, designed by AOTA exclusively for occupational therapy. Expand your network, learn from and mentor others, and share your expertise.
  • Career advancement through, where you can find hundreds of occupational therapy positions listed and can post your résumé.
  • Exclusive member discounts on AOTA books, continuing education, AOTA Conferences, and retailers as well as competitive rates on professional liability, disability, life, and medical coverage.
  • Leadership opportunities through volunteer roles on COOL, the Coordinated Online Opportunities for Leadership database; committees; and more. 

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

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