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 University of Florida OTD Program does not have graduate NBCOT National Certification Exam data to report at this time.

Historical data showing performance of graduates from the University of Florida MOT Program on the NBCOT National Certification Exam can be found at: https://www.nbcot.org/en/Educators/Home#SchoolPerformance First-time pass rates from the MOT program can be found below. NOTE: The MOT Program ended in 2019.

NBCOT Exam Results by MOT Graduates

Exam Period 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
2017 48 46 95.8% 100%
2018 45 42 93.3% 100%
2019 44 45 97.8% 100%
Total 2017-2019 137 133 97.1% 100%