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Membership Benefits

We invite you to join over 1,200 of your colleagues by becoming a member of our association. Producing valuable continuing education programs is just one of the hallmarks of our legacy, as we feature these membership benefits:

  • The Communique – our comprehensive quarterly newsletter, featuring local OT practitioners
  • Networking – virtual or in-person, we nurture meaningful professional connections for members, with members
  • Advocacy – we are dedicated to the advancement and protection of occupational therapy nationally, locally, and throughout Illinois
  • Professional Development – we provide resources and opportunities to facilitate professional growth and development that reflect evolving best practices
  • Member-only Discounts – relevant and timely continuing education programming, discounted for members
  • Engagement – customize your ILOTA membership through our vibrant Special Interest Sections

With the impact of COVID-19 on our profession, ILOTA has provided a valuable support network for our members during this challenging time. In addition to our COVID-19 Resource Page on our website, we facilitate connecting members who have questions with experts and leaders who can help. Supporting our members right now is a high priority for us.

Membership Dues Categories

  • OT Annual Membership - $96/year - membership for a licensed occupational therapist
  • OT Annual Membership with monthly payment option - $8/month - membership for a licensed occupational therapist
  • OTA Annual Membership - $72/year - membership for a licensed occupational therapy assistant
  • OTA Annual Membership with monthly payment option - $6/month - membership for a licensed occupational therapy assistant
  • New OT Practitioner Annual Membership - $48/year - membership for an occupational therapist who is newly licensed or seeking licensure for the first two years after graduation from an entry-level occupational therapy program
  • New OTA Practitioner Annual Membership - $36/year - membership for an occupational therapy assistant who is newly licensed or seeking licensure for the first two years after graduation from an entry-level occupational therapy assistant program 
  • Student Annual Membership - $25/year - membership for those enrolled in an accredited entry-level occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant program
  • Multistate Annual Membership - $48/year - membership for an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant who lives in a state outside of Illinois or whose primary state OT association membership is within another state
  • Retired Annual Membership - $30/year - membership for an individual who was previously eligible for another ILOTA membership category but is no longer working due to retirement or disability
  • Associate Annual Membership (coming soon!) - $96/year – membership for an individual who is interested in promoting occupational therapy in Illinois, but is not eligible for membership in other categories
New Membership Enrollment
Renew Your Membership

 

More Information on our New Practitioner Membership Categories (May 2021)

  • After current Student Members graduate, when their ILOTA membership anniversary date comes up they will have the opportunity to renew at the New Practitioner level.
  • New OT Practitioner annual membership dues will be $48/year and New OTA Practitioner annual membership dues will be $36/year. These dues levels are 50% off the corresponding annual membership dues for more experienced practitioners. (Our current Student membership dues are $25/year.)
  • The New Practitioner dues levels are valid for up to two years following their graduation date. After the two-year period, the New Practitioners may renew their ILOTA membership at the standard dues rates.
  • New Practitioner members will have all of the same membership rights and privileges as our more experienced members.
  • New graduates who are not currently Student Members may join ILOTA at the New Practitioner dues rates.
  • The New Practitioner membership categories are effective immediately.

·         membership for an occupational therapist who is newly licensed or seeking licensure for the first two years after graduation from an entry-level occupational therapy program