The Pitt OT Department has a long tradition of producing excellent program outcomes.
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The OTD program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is 301-652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the OTD program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist 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). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
The program results can be found online at NBCOT. To locate University of Pittsburgh program results, search for Pennsylvania, then OT Doctoral-Level Programs and choose a year.
Occupational Therapy State Licensure
A listing of state regulatory boards in the United States is available from AOTA. For graduates of the OTD program who remain in Pennsylvania, licensure requirements are available at PA Department of State.