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NBCOT Innovation Award logo

Have you developed a new program or intervention that enhances the quality of life for a person or persons? You could be eligible for the new NBCOT Innovation Award!

We are seeking OTRs or COTAs who demonstrate the delivery of an evidence-based, effective, and innovative program or intervention that enhances the quality of life for a person or persons.

NBCOT will present two Innovation Awards annually in the spring and fall. Recipients will receive the NBCOT Innovation Award, a featured spotlight in an NBCOT publication, a press release, and the NBCOT certification renewal fee free of charge*.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current NBCOT certification is required for the award nominee.
  • Self-nomination or nomination by others is accepted.
  • The program/intervention must be evidence-based and support the mission of NBCOT.

Nomination Process

  1. Submit a nomination form.
  2. Attach the following documents:
    1. Program information to include one or two of any of the following:
      1. Website link
      2. Brochure
      3. Press release
      4. Publication
    2. Nominee's résumé
  3. Nominations are active for one year.

Interested in nominating yourself or know someone you would like to nominate for the Innovation Award? Submit a nomination form and required information by September 30, 2020, for the fall award.


NBCOT Impact Award logo

We are looking for practitioners who demonstrate exceptional professional commitment through dedication, hard work, and outstanding OT skills to improve their clients' overall life satisfaction.

NBCOT will present two Impact Awards annually in the spring and fall. Recipients will receive the NBCOT Impact Award, a featured spotlight in an NBCOT publication, a press release, and the NBCOT certification renewal fee free of charge*.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current NBCOT certification is required for the award nominee.
  • Self-nomination or nomination by others is accepted.
  • Commitment to the NBCOT mission must be demonstrated.

Nomination Process

  1. Submit a nomination form.
  2. Attach the following documents:
    1. One written impact statement (i.e., testimonial from a client/family member/colleague)
    2. Nominee's résumé
  3. Nominations are active for one year.

Interested in nominating yourself or know someone you would like to nominate for the Impact Award? Submit a nomination form and required information by September 30, 2020, for the fall award.


*Award recipient must meet all certification renewal requirements and apply the promo code toward the subsequent certification renewal cycle.

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