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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®)

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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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NBCOT® Services

NBCOT is pleased to provide certificants with a wide range of certification-related services:

Professional Conduct

Learn how NBCOT promotes and maintains standards of professional conduct in the practice of occupational therapy.

Duplicate Certificate

Request a replacement certificate.

What’s My Cert #

Use this application to automatically access your certification number.

Name Change Request

When necessary, request a name change to ensure the accuracy of your NBCOT certification record.

Reinstatement Request

Noncompliant-Inactive with NBCOT: How to regain your national certification status.

State Reactivation

Access information on state-level licensing requirements.

Retired in Good Standing

Retiring in Good Standing from NBCOT is the perfect end to a great career.

Verification of Certification Letter

Official letter to send to regulatory board, employer, or agency to verify certification.

Official Score Transfer 

Use this to have an official copy of your examination results sent to a regulatory entity.

Credential Evaluation Letter

For internationally-educated certificants.