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


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NBCOT Practice Tests

Designed to mirror the format and flow of taking timed examinations on a computer, NBCOT has developed several online practice tests for OTR and COTA candidates. Candidates are able to purchase and take these tests 24 hours a day wherever Internet access is available.

**Please note once you submit the practice test for scoring, you will not be able to access the test again. You will only be able to view your feedback report**

Click on one of the links below to access additional information about the practice tests appropriate for your test preparation needs:

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have purchased a practice test, be sure to print your score report when you complete your test. On January 4, 2017, the report will no longer be available in your account. Practice tests will be unavailable from January 6–January 9, 2017, due to scheduled maintenance.