The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). They are located at:
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Graduates will be eligible for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this examamination, the graduate will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Most states, including Texas, require licensure in order to practice. Texas licensure is based on successful completion of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT examination or attain a state licensure.
The number of graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as first-time new graduate test takers in 2010-2012 was 61 out of 63, which is a pass rate of 96.8%. During that 3-year time period, the program had 63 graduates. The overall percent of graduates who passed the certification exam during that same period is 100%.
All OTA students must complete Level II Fieldwork within 18 months following completion of academic preparation.