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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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Updated: 2016 COTA Exam Info

January 11, 2016

Updated: 2015 Year-end Holiday Exam Scoring Schedule

November 17, 2015

NBCOT Acknowledges Updates to Several Practice-Related Resources

October 28, 2015
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NBCOT Navigator® Webinar – View On Demand

June 19, 2015
Missed the webinar on the NBCOT Navigator or want to watch it again? You can view it now!

Blog Post from NBCOT's President/CEO

June 4, 2015
Paul Grace, President/CEO, talks about the importance of continuing competency and introduces the launch of the NBCOT Navigator, a new suite of online competency development tools.

Introducing the NBCOT Navigator®—Now Available

June 3, 2015
Introducing the NBCOT Navigator, a new suite of online competency development tools.

OT Research Blog Post in Pediatrics Available!

May 29, 2015
Join the conversation on results from a pediatrics study! Check out the research summary, then use the discussion questions to talk with peers or reflect on your own practice. Feel free to leave a comment in the Comments section.

NBCOT Certification Examination Preparation

May 15, 2015
Candidates often ask, “How can I best prepare for the NBCOT® certification exam?” While there are a myriad of certification exam study guides on the market, not all study tools are created equally.

June 2015 Certification Exam Scoring Schedule

May 11, 2015
Important information about the exam scoring schedule for June 2015.

Introducing NBCOT's Research Blog Series

April 15, 2015
Check out NBCOT's new research blog series, intended to help you integrate evidence-based research into your everyday practice.