The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assisting (OTA), with a Minor in Health Services Administration successfully obtained confirmation of eligibility to apply for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929 (www.acoteonline.org). ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. The Program is now pursuing the next step in the accreditation process, which is application for Candidacy Status. Click the link below to access accreditation status: https://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Find-School/Applicant/OTA-B-Applicant.aspx
The program must be granted Candidacy Status, have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, the State of Florida requires licensure in order to practice. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.