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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
  • OT Annual Membership with monthly payment option - $8/month
  • OTA Annual Membership - $72/year
  • OTA Annual Membership with monthly payment option - $6/month
  • New OT Practitioner Annual Membership - $48/year (eligibility limited only for up to two years after graduation date)
  • New OTA Practitioner Annual Membership - $36/year (eligibility limited only for up to two years after graduation date)
  • Student Annual Membership - $25/year
  • Multistate Annual Membership - $48/year
  • Retired/Disabled Annual Membership - $30/year
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.