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Volunteer with NBCOT

Give back to the profession, help NBCOT fulfill its mission to serve the public interest, and earn units toward certification renewal.

There is so much to gain from volunteering with NBCOT

  • Contribute to activities that support certification.

  • Develop social and professional contacts with peers from across the country.

  • Achieve personal satisfaction and professional recognition.

  • Gain a unique professional development experience.

Volunteer Criteria

  • Current OTR or COTA certification with three to five years of experience in a specific OT practice area.

  • Good writing, reviewing, and editing skills

  • Commitment to work within a scheduled timeframe.

  • Ability to work well in teams.

  • Computer literate

  • Willing and able to travel to meetings

    Volunteers selected for a committee are typically asked to attend up to three meetings a year, which occur across the United States. NBCOT covers meeting-related expenses for travel, hotel, and meals.
    All instructions and development work takes place during the meeting(s).

  • Perceived or real conflicts of interest may affect committee selection

    This must be considered to protect the confidentiality and intellectual property of NBCOT

  • Additional criteria may be added depending on committee work

Apply to Become an NBCOT Volunteer Today

Please go to your Certification Status page after logging in with your MyNbcot account and click on Volunteer on the left-hand side to complete your volunteer application.

Volunteer Opportunities

NBCOT relies on volunteers to consult on subject matter for five committees. Other ad-hoc opportunities may arise throughout the year: 

It has been wonderful to learn, network, and to just really recognize the additional value NBCOT offers and to be able to communicate that back to people in my state.