Accreditation

The occupational therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association. ACOTE's address is c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number is 301-652-6611 (ext. 2914), fax number is 301-652-1417, email is accred@aota.org and its website is www.acoteonline.org. ACOTE awarded the program a 10-year, full accreditation in August 2009.

The next evaluation will be in 2018–2019. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the certification exam or attain state licensure. Criminal background checks are required in the summer prior to their junior year and are updated, if required, before each Fieldwork Level II experience.

After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a occupational therapist, registered. Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state license eligibility is usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination.

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