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Who We Are & What We Do

NBCOT provides initial and renewal board certification for occupational therapy in the United States.

Our Mission

NBCOT strives to serve the public interest in its diversity by advancing just, equitable, and inclusive client care and professional practice through evidence-based certification practices and the validation of knowledge essential for effective and safe practice in occupational therapy.

Our Vision

Certified occupational therapy professionals providing just, equitable, inclusive, and effective evidence-based services across all areas of practice worldwide

JEDI is an integral part of our mission and vision

We hold true to our principles and are committed to growing in our knowledge at every level of our organization. We may not always get it right, but we will strive to hold true. 


Two children sitting at a table with occupational therapists participating in play.

Governed by a Board of OTRs, COTAs, and Public Members

Our board is responsible for establishing the strategic vision and providing management oversight for the organization.