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Study Guide

The Official NBCOT Study Guide provides the foundation for a successful study plan. Valuable test-taking strategies and effective study habits and tips are also included.

  • Available in hard copy and online formats 
  • Total of 100 sample multiple-choice questions with answers, rationales, and references
  • Strategies for developing and maintaining an effective study plan
  • Specifics about the exam, including the format, how it is scored, and what to expect on exam day
  • OTR only - sample Clinical Simulation Test (CST) item with answers, rationales, and references 
  • COTA only - sample six-option multi-select items with answers, rationales, and references

The NBCOT Study Guide was great because it contained information on studying, the exam, and 100 questions with the answers and rationales. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is there an online study guide guide available for purchase?
    Yes, there is an online study guide available for purchase. After purchase it can be accessed anywhere an internet connection is available by clicking on My Study Tools in the Study Tools section of your Aspire profile.
  2. Are the sample multiple-choice items in the study guide different from the items in the online practice tests?
    Yes, the sample multiple-choice items in the study guide are different from the items in the online practice tests. Information about the online practice tests is here.

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