Certification and Licensure
Once completing your Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree, and upon accreditation of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Board Certification Examination. NBCOT, the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization/credentialing agency that provides credentialing for the field of occupational therapy (www.nbcot.org). To practice as an occupational therapist, students must pass this exam.
After passing the NBCOT certification examination, students can apply for licensure in the state or states they choose to practice in. ECPTOTE is the Texas Board of OT examiners licensing agency (www.ptot.texas.gov/occupationaltherapy). Each state has it’s own licensing rules and fees.