The occupational therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; 301.652.AOTA; www.aota.org.
The NYIT Masters Program in Occupational Therapy was initally accredited by ACOTE in 2003. On April 28, 2012, the NYIT Masters Program in Occupational Therapy recieved ACOTE Accreditation for 7 years: 2011/2012 through 2018/2019.
The program is approved by the New York State Education Department. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will certify the candidate as an occupational therapist registered (OTR).
Most states also require licensure in order to practice; however, eligibility for state licenses is usually based on the results of the NBCOT examination, as well as on other requirements.