National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

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The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession. NBCOT serves the public interest by developing, administering, and continually reviewing a certification process that reflects current standards of competent practice in occupational therapy. They also work with state regulatory authorities, providing information on credentials, professional conduct, and regulatory and certification renewal issues.

NBCOT Mission Statement


"To serve the public interest through the certification of occupational therapy practitioners. We provide a world-class standard for certification of occupational therapy practitioners. The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc., will develop, administer, and continually review a certification process based on valid certification standards."