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), which means our graduates are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

ACOTE Accredited ACOTE Accredited ACOTE
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449

Graduates of the program will be 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 student’s ability to complete Level II Fieldwork or a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Exam and attain state licensure.  All students will be required to complete a background check upon admission to the OTA Program.  If you have been convicted of a felony, you will be required to complete the Early Determination Review process with NBCOT to determine eligibility to take the National Certification Exam and provide the OTA Program with documentation from NBCOT indicating that you will be eligible to take the certification exam once all other eligibility requirements are met. Failure to provide the OTA Program with this documentation prior to the mid-term date in the first semester of the OTA Program will result in immediate dismissal from the OTA Program.  For more information on the Early Determination Review process, please see the NBCOT website.

Laura Terrell in Admissions is the lead recruiter for the School of Health Sciences and can help you with the application process.