Professional Licensure Disclosure: Occupational Therapy
The Master of Occupational Therapy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Successful completion of this exam (and the meeting of NBCOT application requirements) credentials an individual as an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). All states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. For more information, see State OT Statutes and Regulations on the AOTA website. NOTE: A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the certification examination or attain state licensure.
As an ACOTE-accredited program, the Bay Path University Master’s in Occupational Therapy and Master’s in Occupational Therapy- Bridge programs satisfy all requirements for students to sit for the NBCOT certification exam. Satisfactory performance on this exam allows students to be eligible for licensure in all U.S. states.