Faces of Occupational Therapy at WSSU

Occupational Therapy - Accreditation and Licensure

Dr. Dorothy Betha

Dr. Dorothy P. Bethea

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Ms. Phyllis Franks

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The Department of Occupational Therapy entry-level masters program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The next accreditation self study and onsite visit are scheduled in 2017.

For additional information concerning the status of this program, contact:

The American Occupational Therapy Association
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-2682



Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be credentialed as  an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Please note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. Individuals wishing to determine if eligible to take certification exam should contact NBCOT prior to applying to the program. Information concerning state licensure can be obtained through the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy at:

National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy
The Eugene B. Casey Building
800 South Frederick Avenue, Suite 200
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150
(301) 990-7979
Fax (301) 869-8492


Program Performance Data Comparison on the NBCOT® National Certification Examination

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