Occupational Therapy Licensing Exam Information

The information provided below is sourced from the “National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, NBCOT”. This information can be reviewed directly via the following link https://www.nbcot.org/exam/accommodations

Testing Accommodations

  • In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), NBCOT provides reasonable and appropriate testing accommodations (TA) for exam applicants with documented disabilities, as defined by the ADA, who are eligible to take the OTR® or COTA® exam.

    Follow These Steps to Reduce Any Delays to Your Application. Hyperlinks provided.

    1. Read the testing accommodations handbook

    Read the online TA handbook. This provides all instructions.

    1. Review the list of preapproved personal items.

    There are standard items that do not require a TA request and review. Check this list before submitting your TA request.

    1. Gather required documentation

    We recommend gathering all required documents before you apply for the exam. Incomplete documentation will delay your exam application.

    We also recommend using NBCOT’s Testing Accommodations Request Form to meet your documentation requirements.