The Official NBCOT study tools
The only OTR® and COTA® certification examination study tools designed exclusively by NBCOT test development professionals. Candidates can be confident that these tools provide an authentic introduction to the types of questions appearing on the actual certification examinations. Multiple NBCOT study tools are available for your examination preparation, including:
Descriptions and ordering information for these products are provided below:
NBCOT Entry-level Self-assessment Tools
As a free service to OT/OTA students and entry-level certificants, NBCOT is pleased to offer OTR and COTA entry-level self-assessment tools. These tools are available in each of the following practice areas:
The NBCOT Entry-level Self-assessment Tools are excellent resources for providing you with a self-perceived indication of your knowledge and experience in relation to the validated domains, tasks, and skills of OT practice. Students and entry-level OTR and COTA certificants have the option of completing one or all of the tools as many times as needed.
For more information and access to the tools please click here.
A complete resource for exam preparation, the Official NBCOT Study Guides contain all the information you will need to know about the certification exam, straight from the exam’s creators. Here’s some of what you will find in the official NBCOT study guides:
Comprehensive overview of what to expect on the actual examination – Each guide contains information about the format of the examination, what to expect on the test day, and how the examinations are scored.
Proven strategies for taking high stakes examinations - Ideal for learning effective study habits, the official NBCOT study guides contain information about using adult learning strategies to set study goals, and using resources effectively when preparing for the examination.
Sample Practice Items – The sample practice items mirror ones candidates see on the actual examination and include answer keys, rationales, and references to help develop a personal study plan.
Screen shots of the OTR clinical simulation test items - In readiness for simulation test problems appearing on the OTR examinations in 2009, the latest edition of the OTR study guide is the only study guide that includes information about the new clinical simulation testing format.
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Validated Domain, Task, Knowledge and Skill Statements
There are multiple Task, Knowledge and Skill statements for each of the domain areas on the respective OTR and COTA examinations. For a full overview of the validated Domain, Task, Knowledge and Skill statements for the certification examinations click on the following links:
The results of the practice analysis studies were analyzed to identify the most critical and frequently performed tasks by OTR and COTA certificants. The following links outline the percentage of test items devoted to each domain area established for the OTR and COTA examination blueprints.
NBCOT Online Test Preparation
Designed to mirror the experience of taking the examinations on computer, NBCOT has developed several online practice tests for the OTR and COTA candidate. These tests are available for candidates to take 24 hours a day from anywhere you have Internet access. Please choose the appropriate testing level below to get started:
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