NBCOT Exam Results

To become a registered occupational therapist (OTR) and practice occupational therapy, students must pass the NBCOT (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy) exam. Many states also require licensure to practice; however, you should review the requirements for the state you wish to practice in.

Graduates of the Program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist, administered by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure.

MSOT

Year Number of program graduates who took the exam
Number of program graduates who passed the exam
Percentage of program graduates who passed the exam
2015 68 68 100
2016 64 64 100
2017 67 66 99
3 year total 199 198 99

OTD

Year Number of program graduates who took the exam
Number of program graduates who passed the exam
Percentage of program graduates who passed the exam
2015 26 26 100
2016 10 10 100
2017 19 19 100
3 year total 55 55 100

Combined

Year Number of program graduates who took the exam
Number of program graduates who passed the exam
Percentage of program graduates who passed the exam
2015 94 94 100
2016 74 74 100
2017
86
85 99
3 year total 254 253 100

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.

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