License Requirements

Occupational Therapist/Occupational Therapy Assistant License Requirements:

Mississippi State Department of Health

Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants are licensed by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

The Mississippi State Department of Health is located at 143B LeFleur’s Square in Jackson, MS or you can contact them directly at the following:

Mississippi State Department of Health/Licensure
P. O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700

Phone: 601-364-7360
Fax: 601-364-5057


 

Helpful Links

Download the Mississippi Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Packet (includes information, application and verification forms)

Click to Renew your Mississippi Occupational Therapy License Online

On-line verification and listing of licensed professionals is now available for currently active licenses:
Click to List or Verify Mississippi Licenses Online

 


 

Mississippi Advisory Council in Occupational Therapy

This Council consists of five (5) members and serves under the jurisdiction of the State Department of Health. The purpose of the Council is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Mississippi Department of Health. Current Advisory Council members include:

Robin Parish, MA, ORT/CHT
Rebecca Barry, RDH, Ph.D.
Melanie Johnston, COTA
Megan P. Ladner, OT
Tina B. Melton, OT

NOTE: The Mississippi State Board of Health and the Mississippi Advisory Council in Occupational Therapy collaborate with MSOTA for council member recommendations as well as other policy related decisions impacting the profession of OT in Mississippi. However, these two entities have separate and distinct missions.