ACOTE Accreditation Process
The occupational therapy assistant program completed its onsite visit for accreditation on November 6, 2013. The the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA will review the report of the site evaluation (ROSE) December 6-8, 2013. Results of the ACOTE council meeting well be reported to Trinity before January, 2014. Once accreditation of the program has been obtained, Trinity graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist 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 that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.