Accreditation and Professional Organizations
The associate-degree-level occupational therapy assistant program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) through the 2023-2024 academic year located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-6611.
For more information, contact Dr. Angela Hissong, Occupational Therapy Program Director.
National Board for Certification
National Board for the Certification of Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT)
One Bank Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Are there any factors that would prohibit a student from taking the certification exam?
If you have a felony conviction on your record, this may affect your ability to sit for the certification examination administered by NBCOT after you graduate; this can subsequently affect your ability to attain state licensure. Before applying to the OTA program, you can contact NBCOT for information on their early determination program to assess examination eligibility. Go to www.nbcot.org and read the "Early Review" section for details.