Serving the Public Interest
NBCOT provides a world-class standard for certification of occupational therapy practitioners. We develop, administer, and continually review our certification process based on current and valid standards that provide reliable indicators of competence of the practice for occupational therapy. Above all else, NBCOT’s mission is to serve the public interest.
Seeking a Certified OT Professional
NBCOT certified OTR and COTA professionals are known as certificants. If a certificant fails to renew their national certification, or if they have faced disciplinary action, they are not permitted to carry the NBCOT registered credential trademarks.
When you are seeking occupational therapy services, look for the following NBCOT credentials:
When you seek out an OTR or COTA, you will find an OT professional who agrees to follow our Practice Standards and Code of Conduct, and fulfills continual professional development requirements. For more information about researching an OT professional, use our Questions to Ask guide.
To get started, verify that your provider is certified with NBCOT.