OTR Self-Assessment

Assess your knowledge and skills related to occupational therapy practice.

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Rating Scale

Using this 0 to 3 rating scale, assess your knowledge and skills related to occupational therapy practice.


No competency

You lack knowledge of this skill.


Emerging competency

You have developing knowledge of this skill.


General competency

You are proficient in performing this skill within the guidelines of the current practice setting.


Skill mastery

You have achieved mastery of this skill.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the NBCOT Entry-Level Self-Assessment?

The self-assessment is designed for you to evaluate your readiness for the NBCOT Certification Examination. The self-assessment is based on the validated domain, task, and knowledge statements of the exam content outline.

Why should I take the entry-level self-assessment?

This tool is designed for students who want to identify the strengths and gaps in their knowledge relative to general occupational therapy practice. It may help you determine how prepared you are for the certification exam. You can use your results to guide the development of a personalized study plan.

What should I expect when completing the entry-level self-assessment?

Each page has a series of statements for you to rate your exam readiness. Your results will display at the end of the assessment. You can either download the results to your computer or email them. If you access the self-assessment from the NBCOT Exam StudyPack®, your results will be saved for you to access whenever you want.

When should I take the entry-level self-assessment?

You can take the self-assessment as many times as you would like on your certification journey. Some students complete the self-assessment at certain points during their academic program, while others do so before and after fieldwork.