201 KAR 28:060. Requirements for licensure.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 319A.100, 319A.110

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 319A.070(1), (3)(a)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 319A.070(3)(a) authorizes the board to promulgate administrative regulations and administer the provisions of KRS Chapter 319A. This administrative regulation sets forth the procedure by which applicants shall apply for a license under the provisions of KRS Chapter 319A.

 

      Section 1. Licensure of an OT/L. An applicant for licensure as an OT/L that has not previously been licensed, certified, or registered in any state shall meet the following requirements:

      (1) Submit a completed OT/L Application Form;

      (2) Submit a certified copy of the applicant's transcript indicating that the applicant for an OTR/L has a baccalaureate degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or doctorate degree from an occupational therapy program accredited by the ACOTE or its equivalent;

      (3) Submit electronic verification by the NBCOT stating that the applicant meets the requirements of certification as an OTR/L;

      (4) Successfully complete the jurisprudence exam; and

      (5) Submit the appropriate fee for licensure as required by 201 KAR 28:110.

 

      Section 2. Licensure of OTA/L. An applicant for licensure as an OTA/L that has not previously been licensed in any state shall meet the following requirements:

      (1) Submit a completed OTA/L Application Form;

      (2) Submit a certified copy of the applicant's official academic transcript indicating that the applicant has graduated from an occupational therapy assistant educational program approved by the ACOTE or its equivalent;

      (3) Submit electronic verification by the NBCOT stating that the applicant meets the requirements of certification as a COTA;

      (4) Successfully complete the jurisprudence exam; and

      (5) Submit the appropriate fee for licensure as required by 201 KAR 28:110.

 

      Section 3. Licensure of Persons Licensed, Certified, or Registered in Other States. An applicant for licensure as an OT/L or OTA/L that is or has been licensed, certified, or registered in another state shall meet the following requirements:

      (1) Submit a completed OT/L Application Form or OTA/L Application Form;

      (2) Submit an official statement from every jurisdiction in which the applicant has held a license or credential that the individual is in good standing in that jurisdiction;

      (3) Submit a current copy of the certificate issued by the NBCOT stating that the individual met the initial requirements for certification as an OTR or a COTA;

      (4) Successfully complete the jurisprudence exam; and

      (5) Submit the appropriate fee for licensure as required by 201 KAR 28:110.

 

      Section 4. Foreign-trained Applicants. (1) An applicant for licensure as an occupational therapist who was trained at an educational facility in a country or nation other than the United States shall meet the following requirements:

      (a) Submit a completed OT/L Application Form;

      (b) Submit a current copy of the certificate issued by the NBCOT stating that the individual met the initial requirements for certification as an OTR or a COTA;

      (c) Submit the appropriate fee for licensure as required by 201 KAR 28:110;

      (d) Successfully complete the jurisprudence exam; and

      (e) Submit evidence of legal permission, as furnished by the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization, for employment in the United States as documented by:

      1. An I-94 form;

      2. An alien registration card;

      3. A temporary resident card;

      4. An NBCOT Visa Verification; or

      5. A stamp on their passport.

      (2) A foreign-trained applicant who is or has been licensed, certified, or registered in another jurisdiction of the United States shall comply with the requirements of Section 3(3) of this administrative regulation.

 

      Section 5. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

      (a) "OT/L Application Form", February 2015; and

      (b) "OTA/L Application Form", February 2015.

      (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Board of Licensure of Occupational Therapist, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (13 Ky.R. 1181; eff. 1-13-1987; Am. 14 Ky.R. 32; eff. 8-5-1987; 20 Ky.R. 1055; eff. 2-10-1994; 30 Ky.R. 83; 639; eff. 10-15-2003; 41 Ky.R. 1424; 2075; eff. 5-1-2015.)