NBCOT National Board for Certification in Occupational
Once this program is accredited, graduates of this program
will be eligible to take the national certification
examination for the occupational therapist. This examination
is administered by the National Board for Certification in
Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
After successful completion of this examination, the
individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered
(OTR). Most states require licensure to practice, and state
licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT
Certification Examination. Please note that in order
to take the national certification examination the following
questions will be asked:
Have you ever been charged with or convicted of a felony?
(NOTE: Applicants must answer affirmatively if records, charges, or convictions have been pardoned, expunged,
released or sealed.)
Have you ever had
any professional license, registration, or certification
revoked, suspended or subject to probationary conditions by
a regulatory authority or certification board?
Have you ever been
found by any court, administrative, or disciplinary
have committed negligence, malpractice, recklessness, or
willful or intentional
misconduct which resulted in harm to another?
Have you ever been suspended and/or expelled from a college
As an applicant to this program, you will be required to
complete a background check.
You must have a
positive (good) report in order to matriculate into the
program. Or, you must complete the Early Determination
Review and provide documentation that you are eligible to
take the NBCOT examination.
In the future this will include a link to where information
regarding Indiana state University outcomes on the NBCOT