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148.6410 QUALIFICATIONS FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS.

Subdivision 1.Education required.

An applicant must successfully complete all academic and fieldwork requirements of an occupational therapy assistant program approved or accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

Subd. 2.Qualifying examination score required.

(a) An applicant for licensure must achieve a qualifying score on the credentialing examination for occupational therapy assistants.

(b) The board shall determine the qualifying score for the credentialing examination for occupational therapy assistants. In determining the qualifying score, the board shall consider the cut score recommended by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, or other national credentialing organization approved by the board, using the modified Angoff method for determining cut score or another method for determining cut score that is recognized as appropriate and acceptable by industry standards.

(c) The applicant is responsible for:

(1) making all arrangements to take the credentialing examination for occupational therapy assistants;

(2) bearing all expense associated with taking the examination; and

(3) having the examination scores sent directly to the board from the testing service that administers the examination.