IOTA Membership

IOTA is a membership-based organization that works to build the capacity of its members through education, research and communication.

The IOTA acts as a pub­lic advo­cate for Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py to pro­mote the via­bil­i­ty of the pro­fes­sion and access to services.

If you are an Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­pist, Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py Assis­tant, or Stu­dent in an Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py or Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py Assis­tant pro­gram, we wel­come you to not just join your state orga­ni­za­tion but to become engaged in the net­work­ing, pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment, and advo­ca­cy that is occurring.

The IOTA mem­bers have added a retired mem­ber­ship cat­e­go­ry. Prac­ti­tion­ers that are 55 years or old and no longer prac­tic­ing in occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py can join for a $15 annu­al fee. Con­sid­er a mem­ber­ship to sup­port ongo­ing efforts for occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py prac­ti­tion­ers in Iowa.

There are many ben­e­fits to being a mem­ber of your state profession.

Cur­rent dues are $70/​year for OT; $40 for OTA; $25 /​year for stu­dents. We also have 3‑year dues ($205 for OT; $115 for OTA).

    Your IOTA membership assists in these efforts:

    • Allows IOTA to pro­vide con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion. Mem­bers receive a dis­count at IOTAs con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion con­fer­ence and access to prac­tice-focused cours­es through­out the state;
    • Allows IOTA mem­bers to col­lab­o­rate with edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams with­in Iowa;
    • Encour­ages research and prac­tices ground­ed in research to pro­mote the profession;
    • Facil­i­tates com­mu­ni­ca­tion with­in the state. Mem­bers receive newslet­ters, mem­ber­ship direc­to­ry, have access mem­ber­ship-only sec­tions of the web­site, and can net­work with­in dis­tricts and prac­tice areas;
    • Sup­ports lob­by­ing efforts to pro­tect asso­ci­a­tion and con­sumers; pro­mote the profession; 
    • Able to request schol­ar­ship assis­tance for aca­d­e­m­ic stud­ies, post­grad­u­ate work, or pro­fes­sion­al-lev­el cours­es (not to be used for con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion); and
    • Advo­ca­cy efforts to improve OT prac­tice in Iowa.

    If you are already an IOTA Mem­ber, you may access the Mem­ber Area here.