Professional Certification

Graduates of the entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy pathway are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the Occupational Thera­pist, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®)
One Bank Street, Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Tel: 301.990.7979

After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be certified as an occupational therapist, Registered (OTR). Many states require licensure in order to practice. However, state licenses are usu­ally based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.