The entry-level master's degree Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at:
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
AOTA's telephone number is (301) 652-AOTA
Web address is www.acoteonline.org.
Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).More information can be obtained from:
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
800 S. Frederick Ave., Suite 200 Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150
After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.