Update on NBCOT’s OTR Certification Examination Eligibility Criteria For Internationally Educated Occupational Therapists

Effective July 1, 2013, internationally educated occupational therapists must meet one of the following minimum criteria to be considered eligible for the OTR® certification examination:

1. Completion of an Entry-Level Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from a government authorized and/or WFOT approved college or university occupational therapy educational program AND a Post Professional Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy** OR

2. Completion of an Entry-Level Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from a government authorized and/or WFOT approved college or university occupational therapy educational program**

** In addition to the master’s degree requirement in occupational therapy, applicants must complete NBCOT’s Occupational Therapist Eligibility Determination (OTED) review to determine comparability to US accreditation occupational therapy educational standards/competencies.

Important Notes: All internationally-educated occupational therapists approved for exam eligibility under current OTED eligibility standards must take and pass the OTR® certification examination prior to July 1, 2013 if they do not hold an occupational therapy master’s degree deemed comparable to a U.S. entry-level accredited master’s degree in occupational therapy.

Source: NBCOT

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

One thought on “Update on NBCOT’s OTR Certification Examination Eligibility Criteria For Internationally Educated Occupational Therapists”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge