Faces of Occupational Therapy at WSSU

Occupational Therapy - Certification and Licensure

Program pass rate can be found online at the NBCOT website.


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 2016/2017.

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

Certification and Licensure

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.

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

Graduation Rates

The total number of graduates from the Winston-Salem State University Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2012-2014 was 84, with an overall graduation rate of 93%.

2012 32/30 94%
2013 30/28 93%
2014 28/26 93%
Totals 90/84 93%

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