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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.


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®)

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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 990-7979

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Official Score Transfer

Candidates may request that NBCOT send an electronic Official Score Transfer (also known as the Score Report) to a U.S. state regulatory board. A state regulatory board will NOT automatically receive a score report unless an Official Score Transfer service has been ordered. (NOTE: All states accept scores with exception of Hawaii).

How to Request Score Transfers

Score transfer requests may be submitted before, during, and after the exam process. The fee is $40 per transfer. Ordered items cannot be canceled or refunded. If a candidate orders the service prior to sitting for the exam, it will be sent electronically within two to three (2-3) business days of the exam being scored. If a candidate orders the score report after the exam is taken, it will be sent electronically within two to three (2-3) business days of receipt of the request.

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