Occupational Therapy Assistant
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The Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs at Allen Park and Muskegon are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and can be reached by mail at: c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; phone: (301) 652-2682. Web address: www.acoteonline.org.
Graduates from the accredited programs, at either location, will be able to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). A felony conviction or certain misdemeanors may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification examination or attain state license. For further information on these limitations, contact NBCOT. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and may apply for licensure in the state of Michigan.