After successful completion of this examination, the graduate will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). The total number of graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as first-time new graduate test takers in 2010-2012 was 43 out of 46, which is a 93% pass rate. During that three-year period, the program had 46 graduates. Most states, including Texas, require licensure to practice.
Texas licensure is based on successful completion of the NBCOT examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT examination or attain state licensure. Any form of charges or conviction results on a criminal background check may be cause for exclusion from admission to the program.