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Occupational Therapy Assistant


Darton State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org (opens new window). Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

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To inquire about the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, please contact Jeff S. Etheridge.
For questions regarding content, or for further information, please contact Dr. Kerri Johnson.

Last Update: September 10, 2015 10:09 AM

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