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Accreditation is the on-going process by which an agency evaluates a program of study as meeting certain pre-determined standards and criteria. The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is accredited by the U.S. Office of Education as the only accrediting agency for educational programs in occupational therapy. The U of U MOT Program has been accredited by ACOTE (2017-2027).

ACOTE is located at:

c/o Accreditation Department
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449


Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

The Eugene B. Casey Building
800 South Frederick Avenue Suite 200
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150
Fax 301-869-8492

After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Most states require licensure in order to practice. Most states licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification exam.