Initial certification is just the beginning of your journey with NBCOT® – the organization believes that continually supporting certificant's practice has long term benefits for all stakeholders: clients, client's families, employers, payers, regulators, and educators.
When an OTR® or COTA® renews their national certification, it shows that they place value in professional development and evidence-based practice. It also shows a commitment to the NBCOT mission of serving the public interest.
At NBCOT, we are your partner in promoting excellence in practice throughout your career. Not only do we set the national standard for certification, but we offer you the tools you need to identify your practice strengths and weaknesses to better advance your continued competency.
NBCOT certification is granted for a three-year period. By maintaining your NBCOT certification, you have free access to evidence-based research such as ProQuest, and continued competency resources such as online self-assessments. For full details on all of our offerings, check out the infographic below.
Visit the Renewal Process page for details on renewing your certification.