Certificants who did not renew their certification within their renewal year and allowed their certification to lapse must apply for reinstatement prior to using their OTR or COTA designation.
To be eligible for reinstatement, certificants must:
- Review the NBCOT Certification Renewal Handbook (PDF).
- Ensure that the renewal requirement of 36 units has been met.
- Complete the applicable NBCOT OTR or COTA General Practice Self-Assessment.
- Read and sign the
- Complete the Reinstatement of Certification Renewal Application, which is available through MyNBCOT.
- Submit the application, documentation showing fulfillment of the 36 unit requirement, and the associated fees to the address on the application.
- A reinstatement application is valid for six (6) months from its initial submission date. Applicants who do not address deficiencies within that time will need to submit a new reinstatement application and fee in order to complete the renewal process. The original application fee is non-refundable.
- Applicants should allow 20 days for processing once NBCOT receives their application.
- Applicants should allow three to four (3-4) weeks from the date the application is processed to receive their certificate and wallet card in the mail.
- Applicants should contact NBCOT within two (2) months of renewing their certification to be reissued a certificate at no cost.
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