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The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. (Retrieved from

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AOTA’s Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is recognized as the accrediting agency for occupational therapy education by both the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACOTE is also an active member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA). ACOTE currently accredits 317 occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs in the United States and its territories. (Retrieved from

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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. We also work with state regulatory authorities, providing information on credentials, professional conduct, and regulatory and certification renewal issues. (Retrieved from

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The Indiana Occupational Therapy Association is a professional association, with an all volunteer Board of Directors, organized to provide professional support for members in their use of purposeful and meaningful occupations to promote health, prevent disability, and to enhance quality of life and life satisfaction in the community at large. (Retrieved from

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The Illinois Occupational Therapy Association (ILOTA) is the official representative of the occupational therapy profession in the state of Illinois. ILOTA acknowledges and promotes professional excellence through a proactive, organized collaboration with occupational therapy personnel, the health care community, governmental agencies and consumers. (Retrieved from

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KOTA, or the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association, is the professional association of occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and students of occupational therapy in the Commonwealth.  Membership is voluntary and represents the voices of over 400 members. (Retrieved from

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