Occupational Therapy

 

Accreditation

Doctor of Occupational Therapy Accreditation

The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program at St. Ambrose University has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). (See contact information below.)

Once accreditation of the program has been obtained, its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Accreditation is a three step process which starts before the first class of students enter the program and concludes before the first class of students graduate. The St. Ambrose University entry-level occupational therapy (OTD) program has obtained Candidacy Status following an application review (step one) and is eligible to admit students into the program.  The OTD Program is currently in the preaccrediation review (step two) phase. The third and final step, the initial on-site evaluation, is projected to be completed with an accreditation decision anticipated by August 2018.

Master of Occupational Therapy Accreditation

St. Ambrose University's entry-level occupational therapy  master's degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). (See contact information below.)

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Accreditation Contact Information

ACOTE
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449

www.acoteonline.org
301/652-2682