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OT Credentialing & Accreditation

Credentialing

Upon satisfactory completion of the curriculum, including Level II Fieldwork for MOT and the Level III Advanced Placement for OTD, students are awarded the Master of Occupational Therapy or Doctor of Occupational Therapy and are eligible to take the certification examination for the occupational therapist, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Successful completion of this examination leads to certification as an occupational therapist and to the title "Occupational Therapist, Registered" (OTR)

Additionally, individual state regulations must be met for the OTR to practice. All states require licensure in order to practice; however, licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. When applying for state licensure, certification, or registration, a criminal history background check is conducted by the state occupational licensing agency. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Accreditation

The University of Indianapolis Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

The University of Indianapolis Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

ACOTE
 c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-AOTA (2682)
www.acoteonline.org