The Cox College entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree 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. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all 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.
Accreditation of the occupational therapy program permits Cox College MSOT graduates to apply for the national certification examination administered by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). A passing score on the certification exam is required to practice in all 50 states. Additionally, graduates must submit their NBCOT scores for licensure in the respective state(s) where they intend to practice.
** Note: Students must complete Level II Fieldwork Experiences within 24 months following the completion of the didactic portion of the program.