Occupational Therapy Certification and Licensure
Following completion of the academic phase of the program, students are required to complete two Level II fieldwork placements within 18 months of the didactic portion of the program.
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all 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.