by Chris Musillo

Occupational Therapist candidates are reminded that the filed of Occupational Therapy raised its minimum educational standard on January 1, 2013.  All applications that are postmarked after January 1, 2013 can only be filed by Masters Degree prepared OTs.  

The NBCOT reminds applicants that starting July 31, Occupational Therapy Education Determination (OTED) applicants who do not hold a master's degree in Occupational Therapy will be deemed incomplete

An application is deemed incomplete when one or more of the documentation requirements remains outstanding:

oOfficial Final Transcript

oOfficial course descriptions and course syllabi with date of degree completed on syllabi

oVerification of Academic Credential Form

oProgram Director Form

oVerification of OT License, Registration, Certification or Other Form of Official Government Recognition Request form

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