The Quinnipiac University Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree program has been granted pre-accreditation status 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. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is 301-652-AOTA and its web address is acoteonline.org.
Quinnipiac University OTD Program has received Pre-Accreditation Status and will complete an on-site evaluation in November 2022. Once this is completed, graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
As a program undergoing initial accreditation, it is expected that outcomes of the program's performance on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam will be available following granting of accreditation status; future results can be verified through the NBCOT website. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT examination or attain state licensure.