About Brenau Occupational Therapy

Accreditation

The Brenau School of Occupational Therapy entry-level master’s degree programs at the Gainesville and North Atlanta/Norcross campuses are 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 of AOTA is (301) 652 AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.

The Brenau University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status 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. The first cohort will begin classes in August 2020. The program must then have a preaccreditation review, 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 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.

 

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association
46116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Phone: 301-652-6611 x2042
E-mail: accred@aota.org

 

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Professional Certification

To be a practicing occupational therapist, graduates must take and pass the certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.  After successfully completing the exam the graduate is certified as an Occupational Therapist, Registered. Most states require additional licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

NBCOT and State Licensing Boards have the right to refuse to grant occupational therapy certification and/or license to any individuals regardless of their educational credentials under circumstances of:

  • Falsification of application.
  • Conviction of a felony or crime of moral turpitude.
  • Other moral and legal violations specified in relevant state laws.

To view NBCOT Exam Results follow the attached link provided by NBCOT https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.

 

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150
(Phone) 301.990.7979
(Fax) 301.869.8492
 
 
 

MSOT Program Outcomes

Each academic year, the Brenau Norcross Day program track graduates in August and the Gainesville Day and Norcross Weekend program tracks graduate in December.

 

MSOT Graduation Year Students
Entering/Graduating
Graduation
Rate
2017 98/82 84%
2018 95/93 98%
2019 91/84 92%
Total 284/259 91%

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100
Brenau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.