Accreditation Status
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Middle Georgia State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at:

ACOTE Accredited ACOTE
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
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. 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), which is located at 12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150. NBCOT's telephone number is 301.990.7979 and their fax number is 301.869.8492. 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.

Felony Conviction
A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Exam or attain state licensure. Contact the Georgia Board of Occupational Therapy 478.207.2440 and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), 301.990.7979 for further information.

Falsifying Information
Any falsification of information used for admission to the OTA program will be grounds for dismissal from the program. A person dismissed from the OTA program for falsifying information will be ineligible for admission to any other Health Sciences program.