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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 2012-2014 was 74 out of 88 students who entered during that period resulting in a 3 year graduation rate of 84%.
Graduation Year  Student Entering/Graduating  Graduation Rate 
2014  31/25 81%
2013  27/27 100%
2012   30/22 73%
 Total  88/74 84%

 

 

 

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 62/71 or 87%.
Year  # of test takers passing within a year of graduation  % of test takers who passed the exam within a year 
 2014  24  89%
 2013  22  86%
2012   22  86%
 Total  62  87%

 

 

You may also access the direct link for NBCOT Accredited Occupational Therapy Education Program Performance Data on the NBCOT National Certification Exam

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.