The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at:
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone number for AOTA is: 301-652-AOTA
Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the certification examination implemented by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) located at:
800 South Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Most states require a license in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based in part on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Some states might not license individuals with prior criminal records. A criminal background check will be required of all students in the second professional year of the program. In addition to potentially affecting licensure, a felony conviction may also affect an applicant's ability to participate in fieldwork or eligibility to sit for the NBCOT certification examination. It is the applicant's responsibility to inquire about licensing and fieldwork requirements prior to enrolling in the MOT program.
Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.