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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. The far right column presents data from all first time test takers nationally.

Exam Period # UF MOT Graduates # UF MOT Graduate
Exam Takers*
# Passed
UF MOT*
% Passed
UF MOT*
% Passed
National Average*
Jan-Dec 2010 46 44 40 91% 82%
Jan-Dec 2011 40 46 44 96% 84%
Jan-Dec 2012 44 42 41 98% 85%
Total
2010-2012
130 132 125 95% 83%
* stats of those who took the exam for the first time