NBCOT is your partner in promoting practice excellence throughout your career.
We believe that continually supporting your practice has long-term benefits for all stakeholders. As an OTR or COTA, you have access to a wide range of tools to help you maintain your certification and support your continued competency.
Certification at a National Level
Maintaining your national board certification with NBCOT means you are committed to meeting the highest standards of professional practice. You hold yourself accountable to practice standards and a code of conduct to serve the public interest.
You can use the same professional development for your certification and your licensure. You do not need to duplicate efforts in any state.
Twelve states accept current NBCOT certification as an option for fulfilling state licensure continuing education renewal requirements: Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina (NBCOT certification is a requirement for licensure), South Dakota, and Vermont.
You worked hard to earn the OTR or COTA certification. It is easy to maintain your credential and costs only $65 to renew. Have you let your certification lapse? Review details to reinstate.
Learn about the tools offered in the NBCOT Navigator® and how they can enhance your career. Units earned from these tools are accepted by 45 states for licensure renewal.
Need to get in touch with your state licensing board? Thinking of moving to another state and want to find out the requirements for licensure? Find the contact details here.