OTAP for Windows

LICENSE AGREEMENT: Use of the OTAP software is subject to license restrictions. Carefully read the OTAP Software License Agreement before downloading this software. By downloading the OTAP software, you indicate that you have read and agree to the OTAP Software License Agreement.

This article explains how to download, install, and set up OTAP for Windows. Before installing OTAP, see the OTAP System Requirements.

  1. Download OTAP
  2. Run the OTAP_Installer
    • A notification may offer options to RunSave, or Cancel the installer; click Run
    • If Windows Defender Smart Screen prevents you from running OTAP_Installer, click More info and then click Run anyway
      If Windows Defender continues to prevent you from running the installer, then contact your computer administrator and request that he or she add https://raters.innovativeotsolutions.com to the Trusted Zone. See more about Windows Defender SmartScreen Group Policy and trusted zones.
    • If you see a User Account Control query, click Yes
  3. Click Next and then Install
    Advanced option. Click Browse to select an alternative OTAP installation location (e.g., a network drive).  Contact your computer or network administrator for acceptable options.
  4. Click Finish
    After you install OTAP, you will be guided to set up your new OTAP installation
  5. Click New to create a new OTAP database
    Advanced option. If your computer administrator has already installed an OTAP database, then click Search to find and select your existing OTAP database (otapDatabase.otdb); you may then skip the next step.
  6. Click Default to create your new OTAP database in the same location as your OTAP software program files
    Advanced option. Click Browse to select an alternative OTAP database location (e.g., a network drive). Contact your computer or network administrator for acceptable options.
  7. Click Regular to install OTAP in Regular mode

    Advanced option. Regular mode allows you to save client names in the OTAP software.  Click Pseudonymous to install OTAP in Pseudonymous mode. Pseudonymous mode ensures that the person’s name cannot be stored in the OTAP software.

    The installation mode is determined by the person who installs the OTAP software. The selected installation mode applies to all occupational therapists who enter data into that OTAP installation. The selected installation mode cannot be changed after the OTAP software is installed.

    When the pseudonymous mode is used, the person is assigned a random OTAP ID number; OTAP ID numbers must be retained by occupational therapists and kept secure according to the established procedures within their work settings (the security of such procedures, that also apply to code books and hard copies of test score forms, are judged to be outside the domain of concern that pertains to OTAP security issues).

  8. Click File and then Register
  9. Click Continue
    If you need to get your OTAP license key, click Retrieve Key (Internet connection required).
  10. Paste your OTAP license key into the License key field
  11. Enter your name and create an OTAP software password
    A password must be at least 8 characters long and contain a lower-case letter, an upper-case letter, a number, and a special character such as the following:
    ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) [ ] { } \ / , . - _ + = |
  12. Optional. Enter your professional credentials (e.g., MSOT) and/or title

OTAP system requirements

  • Windows 11, Windows 10; Windows Server 2022 (21H2), 2019, 2016
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Minimum 128 MB RAM
  • Minimum Pentium 2 266 MHz processor
  • Minimum 150 MB free disk space
  • Software to view PDFs, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Computer network administrators

The Center for Innovative OT Solutions provides a streamlined installation package with pre-configured options to facilitate installation across a large network of computers. Visit our Streamlined OTAP Installer page for more information.

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