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Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Occupational therapy assistants are an essential, appreciated part of a patient’s recovery process. People who enter this field are dedicated, compassionate caregivers who work hard to help injured individuals recover and return to the activities of their day-to-day lives. Upon earning a degree, you’ll be ready to enter the field armed with the skills and knowledge to become the best caregiver you can be.

Occupational Therapy Assistant South University, Richmond Accreditation Information

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at South University, Richmond campus has applied for accreditation and has been granted Preaccreditation Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.

The program must complete an on-site evaluation and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). The web address for NBCOT is www.nbcot.org. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Program performance data on the NBCOT certification examination is available for public viewing by state and program level: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

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.

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