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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.

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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®)

12 South Summit Avenue
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 990-7979

Email NBCOT at info@nbcot.org

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NBCOT is pleased to provide a forum for sharing and interacting with others about Occupational Therapy certification and related topics. The viewpoints, opinions and actions expressed in comments are those of the individuals themselves, and may not reflect NBCOT’s policies or positions.

Our goal is to provide an online community where people can express their views, ask questions or share an opinion about NBCOT’s programs, products, services, or policies.  Please review our online community guidelines regarding your responsibilities and NBCOT’s role in the community.
 

NBCOT Online Community Guidelines

 
Be Respectful. It’s okay to disagree with others but cutting down or insulting individuals will not be tolerated. Comments will be removed that use obscenities, personal insults, ethnic slurs or other disparaging language.
 
Keep Your Comments on Topic. NBCOT’s focus for this site is about Occupational Therapy certification and related topics. We welcome discussion about certification, continuing competency, and certification renewal. NBCOT reserves the right to edit or remove inappropriate or off-topic comments at any time.
 
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