The Occupational Therapy Assistant and Occupational Therapy Graduate Programs below are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) www.aota.org located at:
ACOTE Telephone # 301-652-AOTA
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
Graduates of these programs will be able to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), www.nbcot.org. 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.