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The CSU Occupational Therapy Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education. 4720 Montgomery Lane, PO Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824.  (301) 652-2682 ,

Student must pass fieldwork within 24 months after completing the academic course work to be eligible to sit for the national certification exam (administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy). Students who complete the Occupational Therapy Program and pass fieldwork and the Certification Exam are eligible for licensure in Ohio to practice occupational therapy.

When you apply for the certification examination with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), or when you apply for licensure in Ohio or other states, you will be asked to answer questions related to the topic of felonies. For further information on this issue, you can contact NBCOT directly Here. or the Ohio OT Licensure Board  Here


Fieldwork sites may, at their discretion, run criminal background checks or perform drug tests on their employees. Fieldwork students are usually considered employees and, as such, must abide by the rules and regulations of their employers. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or to attain state licensure.

Possible Hazard: Gross Anatomy Laboratory

Formaldehyde is a strong chemical shown to be a potent toxin when exposure is long or concentrated. Reading material is available on the potential carcinogenic (cancer-causing) and teratogenic (embryo-deforming) effects of formaldehyde. During the first trimester of pregnancy, a fetus may be at significant risk. Students are urged to examine this possibility carefully and to make considered choices about the Anatomy course.