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 Penn State DuBois Associate in Science in Occupational Therapy Program graduates are eligible to take the certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. | 12 South Summit Ave, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150 | Phone: (301) 990-7979 | Fax: (301)869-8492 | www.nbcot.org

 

The total number of graduates from our program during the 3-year period of 2011-2013 was 72 out of 85 students who entered during that period resulting in a 3 year graduation rate of 85%.
Graduation Year  Student Entering/Graduating  Graduation Rate 
2013   27/27 100%
2012  30/22   73%
 2011  28/23  82%
 Total  85/72  85%

 

 

 

The total number of program graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Certification Examination within the first year of graduation was 54/61 or 89%.
Year  # of first-time test takers  # of first-time test takers passing the exam  % of first-time test takers who passed the exam  # of additional test takers who passed the exam within a year  % of test takers who passed the exam within a year 
 2013  22  16  73%  3  86%
 2012  22  18  82%  1  86%
 2011  17  15  88%  1  94%
 Total  61  49  80%  5  89%

 

 

You may also access the direct link for NBCOT Accredited Occupational Therapy Education Program Performance Data on the NBCOT National Certification Exam:
https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

NOTE: The percentage on the above link represents the Aggregate 2013 NBCOT Passing Rate for the Berks, Dubois, & Mont Alto Associate in Science in Occupational Therapy Programs.

 

Are there any factors that would prohibit me from taking the certification exam?
If you have a felony conviction on your record, this may affect your ability to sit for the certification examination administered by NBCOT after you graduate; this can subsequently affect your ability to attain state licensure. Before applying to the OTA program, you can contact NBCOT for information on their early determination program to assess examination eligibility. Go to www.nbcot.org and read the Early Review section for further details.