NBCOT Examination Results


WVU's Master of Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 EXECUTIVE BOULEVARD, SUITE 200, NORTH BETHESDA MARYLAND 20852-4929. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. The OT Program at WVU was awarded re-accreditation in 2013. The next scheduled onsite visit for accreditation will be in 2023-2024. More information about accreditation can also be found at the AOTA website: http://www.aota.org. Graduates of the MOT program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Prospective students, applicants, and interested parties can review program data results for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) at https://www.nbcot.org/Educators-Folder/SchoolPerformance

Note: A felony conviction may impact a graduate’s ability to take the NBCOT (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.) examination and/or obtain a state license. For further information on NBCOT’s Character Review Program, interested parties can obtain information from that Board on their website at: http://www.nbcot.org.

MOT Program Statistics (most recent 5 years)

NBCOT Pass Rate
2023 100%
2022 98%
2021 97%
2020 100%
2019 100%
5 year average 99%
Graduating Year Number Admitted Number Graduated Graduation Rate
2023 63 59 93.65%
2022 45 43 95.50%
2021 40 37 92.50%
2020 40 39 97.50%
2019 43 40 93.00%
5 Year Average 46.2 43.6 94.43%