University of Southern Indiana

Accreditation

The Occupational Therapy Program at USI is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). ACOTE is located at:

4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone: (301) 652-AOTA
Web address: www.acoteonline.org

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 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.

The total number of graduates who passed/failed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as first-time new graduate test takers in the 2012-2014 Calendar Years was as follows:

2012 2013 2014 2012-2014
Calendar Years

(3year reporting period)
Total # graduates 25 27 29 81
Total # passing exam 22 (88%) 27
(100%)
29
(100%)
78
(96%)
Total # failing  exam 3
(12%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
3
(3.7%)

For this three year period of 2012-2014, we had 81 graduates.  Our pass rate for first-time new graduate test takers was: 96%.

The direct link to the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) program data results is as follows:  https://secure.nbcot.org/DATA/SCHOOLSTATS.ASPX

Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.

Please note: a felony conviction (this includes documentation of driving under the influence—DUI) will affect your eligibility to take the national certification examination and also state credentialing (e.g., license, certificate, registration). If you are currently charged with or have been convicted of a felony, please notify the Occupational Therapy Program immediately. In addition, if you have had credentials (e.g., license, registration, and certificate) in another field (e.g., PTA) denied, revoked, suspended, or subject to probationary conditions; your eligibility to take the national certification examination may be in jeopardy. Please contact the Occupational Therapy Program if you have questions.


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