OT Association of Hawaii


Vision Statement:

The vision of the Occupational Therapy Association of Hawaii is to be a well respected organization committed to providing educational opportunities, legislative and advocacy networks to its members.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Occupational Therapy Association of Hawaii is to promote the advancement of the practice of occupational therapy and to serve as an advocate for our members and consumers in Hawaii.

9 comments on “About

  1. Wendy Kitkoski, OTR/L
    April 17, 2016

    Hi, I am interested in working in Hawaii. I currently work in Arkansas. I have heard that there is significant turn over in staff, which concerns me. Can you fill me in on any obstacles or reasons why people would not love to live and work in Hawaii? thank you, Wendy

    • OT Joni
      May 4, 2016

      Hi Wendy,

      One of the reasons that makes Hawaii a place hard to live is the cost of living. We have one of the most expensive places to live in terms of the cost of goods and housing. It’s something that makes it very difficult to make a living here.

  2. Melody Andreu
    June 12, 2016


    When will you have the new membership form available on your website?

    I am also looking for info on the upcoming conference.

    I’d like to renew membership and plan to attend the conference.


  3. Muriel
    October 28, 2016


    I’m currently in California slated to finish my OT grad degree in February and hope to look for my first job in Honolulu. I’d like your feedback on the turnaround time for a Hawaii License because all the job postings I have seen so far require you to have a Hawaii License first.

    Mahalo for your time 🙂


    • OT Joni
      October 28, 2016

      We do not do the licensing of OTs and you’d have to contact the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs for their turn around time.

  4. Debbie
    September 14, 2019


    I am an occupational therapy student planning to pursue a fieldwork level II (FW II) placement at a facility in Honolulu in Spring 2021. Currently, I am in a program in Southern California and am trying to find facilities that take FW II students. Would you have a list of OTAH facilities that I can contact? I have been Googling for sites, but I want to make sure that these agencies or clinics are vetted by an official organization.

    Thank you,


    • OT Joni
      September 14, 2019

      Please have your FW coordinator contact the potential sites. OTAH does not endorse or vet the different sites.

  5. Melinda Petty
    January 21, 2023

    Does Hawaii require special training or certification to use physical agent modalities as an occupational therapist? If so, where I can I find information regarding requirements?

    • OT Joni
      January 30, 2023

      Based the practice act, you will need to demonstrate the education for modalities.

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