OTAP FAQ

License and installation questions

Occupational therapists receive an Occupational Therapy Assessment Package (OTAP) software license when they take one of the following courses:  AMPS, School AMPS, ESI, ACQ-OP, ACQ-SI.

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Checking my license expiration date

  1. Log in to OTAP
  2. Click Help > License

If paying by credit card:

  1. You may Renew your license on our online store.
  2. Select one of the “Renewal” options. (Do not choose “Upgrade” options because they are for people who do not currently have an OTAP license.)
  3. It may take a few days to process your order. A new license key will be sent from data@innovots.com. Watch your Inbox, Junk E-mail, or SPAM folders for our e-mail.

If you or your employer needs to pay by bank wire transfer:

  1. Contact Info@innovativeotsolutions.com.
  2. Please note that there is a bank wire transfer fee for this payment method.
Note. OTAP will alert you when your license is expiring soon. If OTAP does not notify you that your license will soon expire, Change the check-for-update option in your OTAP preferences.

When an OTAP license expires, you are no longer able to enter data or generate assessment results or reports. You can continue using OTAP as soon as you renew your OTAP license.

See How do I renew an OTAP software license? for renewal instructions.

Your OTAP license gives you permission to install OTAP on as many computers as is necessary for you to do your job and/or conduct your research.  If your computer or network administrator has installed OTAP in a shared or network location, then you can use OTAP on any computer on your network.  See your computer or network administrator for more information about how to access OTAP at your facility.

You also may install OTAP on two computers.  Please note, however, that your OTAP data are stored on the computer where OTAP is installed. This means that data you enter into one OTAP installation are not accessible from another OTAP installation. If you need to have the same data in both OTAP installations, you must export your data from one OTAP installation and import your data into the other OTAP installation.

The choice to install OTAP in pseudonymized mode versus regular mode is made when OTAP is installed and cannot be changed. In order to change the mode, you will need to re-install OTAP. See the OTAP installation instructions. To move data from one computer to another, each user must export and import his/her backup data. See export and import backup data instructions in the OTAP tutorial.

Staying current with your OTAP software

Find your OTAP software version number

  1. Log in to OTAP
  2. Click Help > About

We recommend that you keep your OTAP software up-to-date to ensure that you have access to the most current features (i.e., the latest reports and new tasks), updates related to new operating system features, and fixes to known software problems. Your OTAP license gives you access to free, unlimited OTAP updates. You may need administrator approval to update your OTAP software.

  1. Open OTAP
  2. Click Help > About to display the About OTAP window
  3. See the OT Assessment Package version number
Note. If you are using AMPS 9, School AMPS 2005, or ESI 2009, you need to purchase a license upgrade in order to use OTAP.  If you do not have a softwarwe license for AMPS 9, School AMPS 2005, or ESI 2009, then you need to revalidate or take a course to get an OTAP license.

If you have a calibrated license for AMPS 9, School AMPS 2005, or ESI 2009 computer-scoring software, you qualify to purchase an upgrade license for OTAP.  Once you have an OTAP license, you merely need to renew your license.

If paying by credit card:

  1. You may Upgrade your license on our online store.
  2. Select your assessment tool (e.g., AMPS).
  3. It may take a few days to generate your new license key. Your license key will be sent to you from data@innovots.com. Watch your Inbox, Junk E-mail, or SPAM folders for our e-mail.

If you or your employer needs to pay by bank wire transfer:

  1. Contact Info@innovativeotsolutions.com.
  2. Please note that there is a bank wire transfer fee for this payment method.

Note.  If you are a calibrated AMPS, School AMPS, or ESI rater without an AMPS 9, School AMPS 2005, or ESI 2009 license, then you can get a license for OTAP by one of two ways: 1) taking a new training course or 2) revalidating.  We recommend that you take a new course if you have not been regularly using the AMPS, School AMPS, or ESI.  Please see our current list of upcoming courses. There is also an online course option (AMPS only).  We recommend that you consider a Self-Study Revalidation Course if you have been using the AMPS, School AMPS, or ESI regularly.  The self-study revalidation course involves independent reading of the current manual and submitting data for 10 recently-tested people as you did for your original AMPS, School AMPS, or ESI calibration.

You may need administrator permission to update your OTAP software. If receive the following error message when updating your OTAP software, “An update is already in progress,” then an attempt to update OTAP failed.  The following steps may help you finish the update process.

  1. Find the following files in the location of your OTAP software installation: otap.jar and otap_update.jar
  2. Delete otap.jar
  3. Rename otap_update.jar to otap.jar
  4. Run OTAP the way you normally do it

Contact info@innovativeotsolutions.com if you still have questions.

Data Security

OTAP software was designed to help you comply with local and international client right-to-privacy laws and data security regulations. All data entered into OTAP are encrypted.  Moreover, they can only be viewed by the occupational therapist who entered them. The only way that the occupational therapist can access his or her data is by logging in to OTAP with a user-constructed password.

See the OTAP Client Right to Privacy and Management of Sensitive Personal Information for more information.

No. OTAP data are saved on your local computer or your organization’s server computer. OTAP is not a “cloud-based” software program and your OTAP software is not accessible by the Center for Innovative Occupational Therapy Solutions.

Resetting a forgotten OTAP password

If you have forgotten your OTAP password, you may reset it using a new license key.  You may get a new, free license key from the CIOTS website as long as your OTAP license has not expired.

  1. Get a new license key
  2. Open OTAP
  3. Click File > Reset Password

  1. Click Continue

  1. Select your login name and create a new password

Note. If your login name does not appear in the list, see Registering and creating an OTAP login; you must be registered in each installation of OTAP you use

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:
! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) [ ] { } \ / , . – _ + = |

  1. Paste your new license key in the License key field and click Enter

  1. A confirmation message will appear if your password was successfully changed

Your OTAP license agreement gives you permission to install OTAP on as many computers as is necessary for you to do your job and/or conduct your research.  To move your data to a different computer,
  1. Install OTAP on the new computer
  2. Export your data from OTAP on the old computer
  3. Import your data into OTAP on the new computer
Contact CIOTS if you have questions.
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