California Occupational Therapy License Board

Apply for your occupational therapy license in California and get ready to build your career on the sunny West Coast. To make it easy, we've put together a resource guide with information about job opportunities, licensure requirements, average salaries and cost of living.

If you have questions about finding an occupational therapy job or getting your paperwork in order, our recruiters can help. We have an extensive database of OT jobs across the country and can assist you in finding a position that matches your skills and personal preferences.


How to Get Your California Occupational Therapy License

OT licenses are issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy and typically take three to four weeks to process. Once you have your license, you can access jobs in a state that offers the second highest annual mean salary for occupational therapists. Cost of living in California is high compared to the national index, mainly because of housing. Look into travel opportunities if you want to offset your monthly expenses with free, furnished housing or a housing allowance.

Whether you want to live and work in a bustling metropolitan area or escape the crowds in a smaller community, there's a reason the country's most populous state is so desirable. California boasts a pleasant year-round climate, beautiful beaches, stunning national and state parks, and plenty of cultural attractions. Contact our recruiters with any inquiries about working as an occupational therapist in the Golden State — we're happy to help.


How long does it take to receive your occupational therapy license in California?


It typically takes between three and four weeks to receive your occupational therapy license in California. This is average compared to other occupational therapy licenses across the United States.

California occupational therapy contact information

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California Board of Occupational Therapy
1610 Arden Way, Suite 121
Sacramento, CA 95815

Phone: (916) 263-2294
Fax: (916) 567-9534

California Occupational Therapy Salary Information

Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. Many healthcare facilities need OTs to fill staffing gaps and offer generous compensation for temporary assignments. OTs earn an annual mean salary of $98,450 in California. Those on travel assignments earn roughly 20% more than OTs in permanent placements.

Travel occupational therapy is a viable long-term career when you work with Med Travelers. Benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, prearranged housing or housing allowances, travel reimbursement and continuing education are some of the perks that round out your generous compensation package. Learn more about working as a travel occupational therapist and apply today to get started in a rewarding OT job.

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