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The Occupational Therapy Professional Master’s Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) at, located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’S telephone number is 301-652-AOTA. Only the entry-level Professional Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program is accredited by ACOTE. Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). The program is currently accredited through 2019.

Certification and Licensure
Most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure. Students should be aware that it is difficult (or impossible) to obtain a license if they have ever been convicted, plead guilty or nolo contendre to a felony violation. Any student who is in this circumstance should investigate further before attending Occupational Therapy school.