Accreditation

The Occupational Thereapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). They are located at:

4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200,
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449.
ACOTE's phone c/o AOTA: (301) 652-AOTA (2682)
Website: http://www.acoteonline.org

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. Students must complete Level II fieldwork within program guidelines following completion of the didactic portion of the program

For the most recent calendar years (2014, 2015 and 2016), the number student in program, completion rates and the performance of graduates on the the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination was as follows:

Graduation Year Students Entering / Graduates Graduation Rate NBCOT Exam Pass Rate
2014 46 / 32 80% 96%
2015 45 / 37 82% 94%
2016 18 / 9 50% 100%


View pass rates for all OTA programs: NBCOT website.