Planning is your first step to success
All students approach preparing for the exam differently, and that’s okay. You learn and study in the way that works for you. We have heard from students that having an effective study plan is what sets them up for success.
Choose your test date
Students report spending 6 weeks studying for the exam.
Create your study plan
Commit to it and include time for self-care.
Review the content outline
This provides details on what the exam will cover.
Take our self-assessment
Gauge your knowledge before you begin to study.
Use study tools from a trusted source
Use the tools that are right for you.
Protect Yourself & the Profession
Please watch this very important video on cheating as you prepare for the certification exam. Protect yourself and the integrity of the credential and the profession.
NBCOT's Aspire Study Tools
We don't just certify occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, we provide you with tools to help support you on your journey to get there. Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge you need to reach the certification summit.