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Practice Analysis

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Practice Analysis Studies

Every five years we conduct practice analysis studies on the OTR and COTA exams. We do this to determine the domains, tasks, and knowledge needed to effectively practice occupational therapy.

The goal of a practice analysis is to ensure that the content on the certification exams reflects current entry-level practice.

Testing before 2024

Every five years we conduct practice analysis studies on the OTR and COTA exams. We do this to determine the domains, tasks, and knowledge needed to effectively practice occupational therapy.

If you are taking the test before January 1, 2024, you should review these studies

OTR Practice Analysis Study     COTA Practice Analysis Study

Testing in 2024 or later

Every five years we conduct practice analysis studies on the OTR and COTA exams. We do this to determine the domains, tasks, and knowledge needed to effectively practice occupational therapy.

If you are planning to take the test in 2024 or after, you will be able to review the updated practice analysis documents in early 2023.