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Serving the public interest by advancing client care and professional practice through evidence-based certification standards and the validation of knowledge essential for effective practice in occupational therapy.


Certified occupational therapy professionals providing effective evidence-based services across all areas of practice worldwide.

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The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®)

12 South Summit Avenue
Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 990-7979

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Friday: 9 am – 4 pm, Lunch: 12 pm – 1 pm


OTR® & COTA® Credential Verification

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Entry-level competency development tool suite to prepare for the OTR and COTA certification exams. Build a successful study plan using the tools below.

Self-assessment Tools

Evaluation tools for students and entry-level candidates

Exam Blueprints

Identify frequently performed tasks by OTR and COTA certificants

Flashcard App

Over 500 terms and definitions across the domain areas of the exam blueprint

Knowledge Match Game

Fun and interactive game environment to test your OT knowledge

Study Guides

E-book and hard copy study guides with practice questions

Practice Tests

24 hours a day online tests mirror the experience of taking the certification exam