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Accreditation and Certification
The Professional Entry Level Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. AOTA's phone number is 301-652-AOTA. The Web sites are www.AOTA.org and www.acoteonline.org.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
Graduates of the entry-level master's program will be eligible to
apply for the National Board for Certification in Occupational
Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this examination,
the individual will be certified as an Occupational Therapist,
Registered (OTR). For information about the national certification
examination, please contact NBCOT at 301-990-7979 or visit
National Board for Certification in O.T.
For specific information on individual state licensure procedures,
contact the respective state.
NBCOT Exam Pass Rate
The total number of Tufts graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as first-time new graduate test takers in 2011-2013 was 103 out of 106, which is a pass rate of 97%. During that 3-year time period, the program had 107 graduates, with a 99% graduation rate. NBCOT certification exam data are for the last three years of record, January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2013. Their website is www.nbcot.org.
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