The BS/MOT program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) located at ACOTE (c/o Accreditation Dept, American Occupational Therapy Association, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929) and may be contacted by phone 301-652-6611 and/or through its website: www.acoteonline.org. The BS/MOT received its 10-year reaccreditation on August 2019 and will undergo another accreditation review through a self-study and on-site visitation during AY 2028-2029.
Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of the NBCOT exam, the individual will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state license eligibility is usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination.
A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the certification exam or attain state licensure. Criminal background checks are required prior to the start of the student's Fieldwork Level I experience in the junior year and are updated, if required, before each Fieldwork Level II experience.