Updates on the OT Licensure Compact


On April 25, 2022, Tennessee became the 19th state to enact the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact. The OT Licensure Compact Committee has begun the work of drafting compact rules. As we await the compact agreement, please review these helpful links for FAQs related to the OT Licensure Compact.


What is the licensure compact?

The Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact (OT Compact) is an interstate compact, or formal agreement among states, that facilitates interstate practice of occupational therapy.

Under the OT Compact, Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) who are licensed in good standing in a Compact member state may practice in other Compact member states via a “compact privilege,” which is equivalent to a license. OT Compact Privileges to Practice are expected to be available in late 2023 or early 2024.

Where can I find the latest updates on my ability to practice under the compact?

OTCompact.com has a "Privilege to Practice Status Update" page where interested practitioners can view the most current information and learn about the application process.  

Where can I learn more?

OTCompact.com has  excellent Compact News and FAQ pages that are regularly updated.


Tennessee looks forward to participating in the OT Compact once it is launched!