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NBCOT Certification

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) administers the examination for Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). The Board is independent from the American Occupational Therapy Association. Upon successfully completing the exam, the graduate will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).

Eligibility: Students should be aware that a felony conviction might affect their ability to sit for the certification exam. For more information, contact the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. When you apply to write the certification examination with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), you will be asked to answer questions related to the topic of felonies. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to attain state licensure.

For further information contact NBCOT at: www.nbcot.org

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
800 S. Frederick Avenue, Suite 200
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150
(301) 990-7979

The table below presents data on national certification (NBCOT) exam results by graduates of the University of Florida MOT Program.

Exam Period Number of UF Graduates Number of UF first-time test takers Number of UF first-time test takers who passed the exam Percentage of UF first-time test takers who passed the exam Percentage of UF Graduates who passed the exam within 1 year of graduation
2011 46 46 44 96% 100%
2012 42 42 41 98% 100%
2013 42 42 42 100% 100%
Total
2011-2013
130 130 127 98% 100%
For official program performance data on the NBCOT National Certification Exam see: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.