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Application for Licensure by Examination
This is the traditional license application type. This type of application requires that you have passed the NBCOT examination at some point. You do not have to take another exam, nor do you have to reside in Arizona for this type of application. (More Info)
Application for Licensure by Universal License Recognition
If you have recently established residency in Arizona AND hold a license in another state (for at least one year), you may qualify for licensure by universal license recognition. With this option, you are required to submit proof of Arizona residency. However, you are not required to submit proof of NBCOT certification and professional recommendations. (See A.R.S. 32-4302) (Application Information)
Military Spouse Applications
A.R.S. 32-4302 also states that a license shall be issued without an examination to a person who is married to an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States and who is accompanying the member to an official permanent change of station to a military installation located in this state. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners doesn't require a jurisprudence exam, so you would apply for licensure by universal recognition, as the requirements are the same.
If you have you recently graduated and have not taken the NBCOT exam, you may qualify for a limited license. (More Info)
Income-Related Fee Waiver
If your 2019 income was below 200% of the Federal poverty level, you may qualify for a fee waiver. (Application)
COVID-19 Fee Waiver
In response to the novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, DHS Administratrative Order 2020-01, and Executive Order 2020-17, the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners may grant waivers for fee waivers for those who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. You must attest that you have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and cannot afford to pay licensing fees. Request Fee Waiver