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

The Mississippi State Board of Health (Board) regulates the occupational therapy profession in the state of Mississippi.  This regulation is done with the advice and counsel provided by the Mississippi Advisory Council in Occupational Therapy (Council).  The Council consists of 5 members who serve 3-year terms.  These members are nominated by their peers.  The Board regularly seeks nominations and referrals from the Mississippi Occupational Therapy Association when a position on the Council is being vacated.  The current Council members include:

Megan Ladner, OT, MS

OT Member/Chair (term expires 12/31/17)

Tina Melton, OT

OT Member/Secretary (term expires 12/31/17)

Scott Cockroft, OT

OT Member (term expires 12/31/19)

Michelle Pierce, OTA

OTA Member (term expires 12/31/19)

Rebecca Barry, RDH, Ph.D.

Public Member (term expires 12/31/19)

The Council meets regularly during the first month of the year.  Additional meetings are held when necessary.  MSOTA and the Council have developed a good relationship in which we communicate matters directly affecting the OT profession and work together to provide the best and most accurate information possible to the MSDH Board.