To ensure that occupational therapy practitioners meet standards of professional conduct prior to entering the profession, all applicants for certification are required to provide information and documentation related to affirmative responses to character questions on the examination application.
The character review consists of four key questions:
- Have you ever been convicted of a felony? (NOTE: Applicants must answer affirmatively if records, charges, or convictions have been pardoned, expunged, released, or sealed.) Documentation Checklist (PDF)
- Have you ever had any professional license, registration, or certification denied, revoked, suspended, or subject to probationary conditions by a regulatory authority or certification board? Documentation Checklist (PDF)
- Have you ever been found by any court, administrative, or disciplinary proceeding to have committed negligence, malpractice, recklessness, or willful or intentional misconduct which resulted in harm to another? Documentation Checklist (PDF)
- Have you ever been suspended and/or expelled from a college or university? Documentation Checklist (PDF)
If an applicant answers "Yes" to any of the above questions, the corresponding checklist and required documentation must be submitted.
For details on NBCOT’s disciplinary action process, visit the Professional Conduct page .