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NBCOT Exam Pass Rates

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

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: www.nbcot.org. 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. As part of your application, you will attest to your character, 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.

Eastern Michigan University

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

New Graduate Pass Rates

YEAR     # of Graduates     NG Pass     NG Fail     %Passing

2017               38                     38                 0               100%
2016               38                     38                 0               100%
2015               34                     34                 0               100%
2014               36                     36                 0               100%

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)

Start Year/           Number of                Students completed        Students         Graduation
Semester          students entering        requirements for                in                        rate
                                   program                        graduation                  progress

Winter 2013                    35                                     34                                   0                       97%
Winter 2014                    38                                     38                                   0                     100%      
Winter 2015                    37                                     34                                    3                      92%       
Winter 2016                    38                                       0                                  37               Data available in August 2019
Winter 2017                    38                                       0                                  38               Data available in August 2020

The Occupational Therapy Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 313 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.4096