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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
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 990-7979

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Duplicate Certificate Request

Certificants who are requesting a duplicate certificate must have an Active in Good Standing status with NBCOT. Duplicate certificates may be ordered by logging into MyNBCOT and selecting Duplicate Certificate on the My Certifications page.

Certificants requesting a duplicate certificate due to a name change should select Name Change under Profile in their MyNBCOT account.

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Certificants Who Recently Renewed

Certificants should allow up to six (6) weeks from the date their renewal application was submitted to receive their certificate and wallet ID in the mail. If the certificate has not arrived within this timeframe, the certificant must contact NBCOT no later than two (2) months from submitting their renewal application in order to be reissued a certificate at no cost.