Western Michigan University's Department of Occupational Therapy master's degree programs are accredited by:
The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Ln, Ste 200
Bethesda MD 20814-3449
Phone: (301) 652-AOTA
Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in occupational therapy. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an occupational therapist, registered. 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:A felony conviction may affect a graduate's eligibility to apply to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Examination for OTR and apply for a state license to practice as an Occupational Therapist. Please consult with Dr. Ben Atchison (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain further information. The specific information can be found online.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy certification results
For the three most recent calendar years (2010, 2011 and 2012), the performance of the graduates of the occupational therapy program on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy certification examination was as follows:
|Year||Total number of graduates||Total first-time test takers||Total first-time test takers that passed||Test-taker pass rate|