The Washington Occupational Therapy Association (WOTA) is the professional membership community for OT practitioners in Washington State. We believe participating in WOTA will make you a better practitioner, help your career and improve your community.

WOTA is volunteer-driven. This team, elected by the membership, designs and implements a portfolio of programs to help OT in Washington flourish. These include:

OT Education

Each year, WOTA puts on the premier OT educational event in the state, featuring awesome content from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Occupational Therapy Practitioners, as well as other allied healthcare professionals, offer content covering both evidence-based research and clinical best practices.

Throughout the year, we offer workshops on various topics of importance to our professional community. And, we offer on-demand webinars on issues that are time-sensitive and relevant to our members. Not only do these activities bring the OT community together, they also provide an affordable way to gain valuable CE credits.

Professional Regulatory and Legislative Advocacy

In a healthcare-related profession like ours, you need strong representation at the state capitol. Legislative and regulatory decisions taken by state officials affect our practice environment dramatically. Washington is ahead of most other states on adapting to ACA changes, and changes in the federal government means that ongoing monitoring is of the utmost importance.

Networking and Career Success

Career satisfaction and success flourish when OT practitioners become members of the WOTA community. WOTA resources foster networking, mentoring and peer support. Our interest-based Facebook groups can help you come up with solutions to work-related problems. Additionally, WOTA will make sure you’re in the know on all things OT here in the state. Visit us on Facebook for real-time updates on issues of importance to OT practitioners.



Help support WOTA by making a donation, sponsorship or volunteer your time by joining a committee.


WOTA Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Statement

At WOTA, we are dedicated to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment within the occupational therapy profession. We believe in the inherent right of every individual to feel welcomed, valued, and respected while accessing and participating in society, regardless of their unique characteristics.

We actively support efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of occupational therapy practice, education, research, policy development, and advocacy. We strive to create an inclusive culture that embraces the richness of diversity, promotes open dialogue, and values the unique perspectives and experiences of all our members.

WOTA is committed to dismantling barriers and biases, promoting cultural competence, and advocating for inclusive policies. We continuously reflect, evaluate, and improve our initiatives to ensure that our profession reflects the diverse needs and aspirations of those we serve.

Together, we work towards a more equitable and inclusive occupational therapy profession, where everyone can access quality care and fully participate in their chosen occupations.

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update July 2023