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.

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://www.nbcot.org/Educators-Folder/SchoolPerformance

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
2020 61
61 100
2021 52
52
100
2022 40
40
100
3 year total 153 153 100

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
2020 34
34
100
2021 35
35
100
2022
85
84
99
3 year total 154
153
99

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
2020 95
95
100
2021
87
87
100
2022 125
124
99
3 year total 307
306
99

 

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