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We certify the knowledge of occupational therapy professionals

Everyone deserves just, equitable, and inclusive care that is both safe and effective. It is our mission to uphold this standard in occupational therapy practice.

Board Certified Practitioners

Individuals who earn and maintain the OTR® and COTA® certifications from NBCOT are held to the highest standards for professional competence, 
public safety, ethical conduct standards, and recertification requirements for continued competence.

Certification is a commitment to public safety and consumer protection.

OTRs and COTAs work hard to achieve and maintain certification. It’s a mark of pride that holds them to the highest standards.


  • Passed a national certification exam.
  • Keeps their skills current and up-to-date.
  • Follows practice standards & code of conduct.
  • Provides safe & effective care.

NBCOT Navigator®Helps OTRs and COTAs Stay Current

Our award-winning online platform is available for free to all OTRs and COTAs. It provides opportunities to stay current and develop OT knowledge and skills.

NBCOT StudyPack® helps students prepare for their OTR or COTA exam.

A comprehensive collection of tools that test domain-level knowledge and exam preparedness.

Students studying in a library.