This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). 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. *Note: a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
*Note: a felony and/or misdemeanor may also affect a student's ability to be admitted to the program.
Students follow a pre-determined schedule of courses in the LBCC OTA program. Any deviation from the schedule must be pre-approved by the LBCC OTA program. All students must complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months of completion of the didactic portion of the program. All students must fulfill all graduation requirements within 36 months of admission into the program.