The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Ste. 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-AOTA, http://www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) program data results
After successful completion of this examination, the graduate will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).
The total number of graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as new graduate test takers in 2011-2013 was 47 out of 47, which is a 100% pass rate. During that three-year period, the program had 47 graduates. Most states, including Texas, require licensure to practice.
Texas licensure is based on successful completion of the NBCOT examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT examination or attain state licensure. Any form of charges or conviction results on a criminal background check may be cause for exclusion from admission to the program.