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Occupational Therapy Assistant

To be deemed eligible to sit for the NBCOT certification examination, U.S. candidates must have graduated with an Associate degree in occupational therapy from an accredited institution.

The Certification Eligibility Requirements for the NBCOT are as follows:

  • Complete all fieldwork requirements
  • Submit an official final college or university transcript that indicates the degree date and title OR an Academic Credential Verification Form (ACVF) within six (6) months of the candidate receiving his/her final degree. The pass/fail status of candidates who submit an ACVF will not be released until NBCOT receives an official final transcript.
  • Agree to abide by the NBCOT Practice Standards/Code of Conduct
  • Attain a passing score on the NBCOT certification exam

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Once a passing score on the NBCOT has been met, students must apply to the Board of Occupational Therapy. See application information at



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