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Occupational Therapy Assistant ProgramTHIS ACCREDITED ASSOCIATE-DEGREE-LEVEL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT PROGRAM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. 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 therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). 

ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs satisfy the states’ educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Students graduating from an ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational program are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification exam and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, please refer to the AOTA State Licensure webpage.

Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

During 2018-2019, the program graduated forty two (87.50%) of the 48 students enrolled during that time: Calculations for 2020 is not included in the figures below (** please see note below). 

Graduation Year # Students Enrolled # Students graduated Percent completed
2020 23 ** **
2019 24 22 91.66
2018 24 20 83.33

**The students scheduled to graduate in 2020 were delayed because medical facilities delayed accepting students due to COVID-19. Seventeen of the twenty two students graduated in 2020 and the remaining five students are completing their final course in Spring of 2021. 

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

All OTA students must complete Level II Fieldwork within 18 months following completion of academic preparation.

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