The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the nationally recognized professional association of more than 35,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students of occupational therapy.
Practitioners work with people experiencing health problems such as stroke, spinal cord injuries, cancer, congenital conditions, developmental problems, and mental illness. Occupational therapy helps people regain, develop, and build skills that are essential for independent functioning, health, and well-being.
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) is AOTA’s accrediting body. They can be reached at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220, by phone at (301) 652-2682, or at http://www.aota.org/Educate/Accredit.aspx
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession.
NBCOT® serves the public interest by developing, administering, and continually reviewing a certification process that reflects current standards of competent practice in occupational therapy. We also work with state regulatory authorities, providing information on credentials, professional conduct, and regulatory and certification renewal issues.
The Ohio Occupational Therapy Association (OOTA) is a voluntary professional organization of occupational therapy practitioners who are dedicated to supporting the profession through advocacy and communication. The Board of Trustees meets multiple times per year and welcomes input from its members.
The Ohio Occupational Therapy Licensure Board The mission of the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board is to actively promote and protect the health of the citizens of Ohio through effective regulation of the professions of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic training. Use this link to apply for licensure and learn more about rules and regulations for practice.