National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

Pass rates are reported for all schools online on a state by state basis. Eastern's most recent NBCOT board examination pass rate is now available online. The occupational therapy certification (registration) examination is administered by a testing service under contract with the NBCOT. Currently there is on-demand testing. You will be responsible for having a transcript verifying your graduation sent to NBCOT. Information about procedures will be on their website. Eligibility includes successful completion of all academic and fieldwork requirements. The certification examination is used as a basis for licensure in those states where occupational therapists are required to be licensed. Please check for your individual state licensure requirements. As part of your application, you will attest to your character, and you will be asked to answer questions related to the topic of felonies and or convictions. Please refer to the NBCOT website for additional information on an early determination review process relating to character or contact them via phone at at 301.990.7979 or their website.

New Graduate NBCOT Pass Rates 

  • 3-Year Program NBCOT Pass Rates

    99% averaged for years 2019, 2020, & 2021
  • 2021

    • 37 Graduates 
    • 45 New Graduate passes
    • 0 New Graduate Fails
    • 100% passing rate

    *Graduation and NBCOT testing variability due to Covid-19 pandemic delays.

  • 2020

    • 35 Graduates
    • 25 New Graduate passes
    • 0 New Graduate Fails
    • 100% passing rate

    *Graduation and NBCOT testing delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic delays.

  • 2019

    • 37 Graduates
    • 36 New Graduate Passes
    • 1 New Graduate Fails
    • 97% passing rate
  • 2018 

    • 35 Graduates
    • 35 New Graduate Passes
    • 0 New Graduate Fails
    • 100% passing rate
     
  • 2017

    • 39 Graduates
    • 39 New Graduate Passes
    • 0 New Graduate Fails
    • 100% passing rate
  • 2016

    • 38 Graduates
    • 38 New Graduate Passes
    • 0 New Graduate Fails
    • 100% passing rate

Required Felony Statement

Individuals with a history of felony conviction, license/registration/certification revocation or suspension, criminal record or college/university suspension may not be eligible for certification from the NBCOT. The NBCOT decides each case individually via its character review program. Individuals with such a history are advised to seek clarification of their eligibility by contacting NBCOT directly and participating in this program. Information on early Determination of Character Review from the NBCOT (for candidates who have not yet submitted an exam application) is available on the NBCOT website.

EMU Occupational Therapy Program

Graduation Rates

(shown by year admitted to COT/MOT program)

  • 3-Year Program Graduation Rate

    98% averaged from graduates in 2021 (entered in 2019), 2020 (entered in 2018), and 2019 (entered in 2017)
  • Winter 2021

    • 36 students entered program
    • 0 students completed requirements for graduation
    • 34 still in progress
    • Graduation data available in August 2023
  • Winter 2020

    • 38 students entered program
    • 0 students completed requirements for graduation
    • 37 students in progress
    • Graduation data available in August 2022
  • Winter 2019

    • 38 students entered program
    • 37 students completed requirements for graduation
    • 0 students in progress
    • 97% graduation rate
  • Winter 2018 

    • 38 students entered the program
    • 38 students completed requirements for graduation 
    • 0 student in progress 
    • 100% graduation rate 
     
  • Winter 2017 

    • 38 students entered the program
    • 37 students completed requirements for graduation
    • 1 students in progress
    • 97% Graduation Rate as of December 2021
  • Winter 2016

    • 38 students entered the program
    • 37 students completed requirements for graduation
    • 0 students in progress
    • 97% Graduation Rate

Explore this Program

About the Program

Get to know the heart of the OT program by reading the mission, vision and philosophy.

Program Outcomes

See our graduation and National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy pass rates.

Admissions

Find out advising information and admissions requirements.

Fieldwork

Get practice before you practice with a required fieldwork placement.