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About NBCOT

Mission

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.

Vision

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

Email NBCOT at info@nbcot.org

Business Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm, Lunch: 12 pm – 12:45 pm

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

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Renewal Process Overview

NBCOT certification is granted for a three-year period. Certificants who complete all certification renewal requirements by their scheduled renewal date will be granted Active in Good Standing certification status for another three-year period. The certification renewal season occurs between January and March annually, regardless of the month initial certification was received. Certificants who do not submit their certification renewal application by the scheduled renewal date will have their certification status changed to Noncompliant-Inactive. An individual who has Noncompliant-Inactive certification cannot use the OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST REGISTERED OTR® or CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT COTA® certification mark.

A certificant’s mailing address, phone number, or email address can be updated when renewing. If certificants have a change to any of these outside of their renewal period, updates can be made online at any time by logging into MyNBCOT and clicking Profile.

Renew Online  * If this is your first time visiting MyNBCOT, you must first register for an account.


Important Notes:

  • Please allow three to four (3-4) weeks from the date your application is processed to receive your certificate and wallet card in the mail.  
  • Contact NBCOT within two (2) months of renewing your certification to be reissued a certificate at no additional cost.
Paper renewal applications are accepted, but please note that it will take 10-15 business days before your renewal status is updated. Renewing online through MyNBCOT provides instant verification of your NBCOT certification. 

Paper Renewal Application (PDF)
Reinstate Today * If this is your first time visiting MyNBCOT, you must first register for an account 
 

Important Notes:

  • A Reinstatement application is valid for six (6) months from the initial submission date. Applicants who do not address the deficiencies within six (6) months will need to submit a new Reinstatement application, along with the appropriate documentation and fees, to complete the renewal process.  The original reinstatement fee is non-refundable. 
  • Allow 20 days for processing once NBCOT receives your application. 
  • Please allow three to four (3-4) weeks from the date your application is processed to receive your certificate and wallet card in the mail.
  • You must contact NBCOT within two (2) months of renewing your certification to be reissued a certificate at no additional cost.