The NBCOT Navigator is a suite of online tools designed to help you assess your competency across various areas of occupational therapy. All tools were created based on current practice and evidence-based literature. Complete the tools to earn competency assessment units (CAUs) toward renewal, develop your occupational therapy knowledge and skills, and stay current in your practice.
All current OTR and COTA certificants have access to the Navigator for free and can earn up to 36 CAUs each renewal cycle.
Access Navigator on Your Apple or Samsung Device
Navigator is now available on tablets through the App Store or Google Play. Earn units toward renewal or your state licensure anywhere, even without an internet connection. Certificants have the option to check out tools to their device to play offline and upload the results once they are connected again.
Learn about a case, interact with clients, and determine best-practice strategies to assist the client to achieve their goals.
Assess your skills to manage the day-to-day operations of an outpatient rehab facility, all while juggling the demands of scheduling, staffing, billing, and unexpected events.
Mini Practice Quizzes
Test your knowledge on contemporary OT practice and gauge your progress against other OT professionals.
Use the PICO method (Patient/Problem, Intervention, Comparison, & Outcome) and evidence-based research to assess an out-of-this-world client population.
Select the optimal orthosis and make best-practice fabrication decisions to support recovery from a range of hand injuries and conditions.
OT Knowledge Library
Assess your knowledge of OT practice across a range of topic areas with this stylized matching game.
PAMs (Physical Agent Modalities)
Select and administer the most appropriate PAM as part of the client’s intervention plan, based on the presenting condition, past medical history, and the physician’s referral.
Test your knowledge in a focused area of practice with this multiple-choice assessment tool. Earn a digital badge for successful completion.
Tool Descriptions and Assessment Objectives
OTR and COTA certificants can earn up to 36 CAUs through the Navigator. Here is the breakdown on the number of units you can earn through successful plays, as well as the maximum number of times tools can be played.
|Tool Type||CAUs per Successful Play||Maximum Plays Allowed to Earn CAUs||Maximum CAUs per Tool Type|
|Mini Practice Quizzes||0.5||3||6|
|Orthotic Builder||0.5||No limit||4|
To review frequently asked questions on the Navigator regarding content, logistics, CAUs, and much more, visit the Navigator FAQs page.