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NBCOT Certification Renewal: Understanding the Rules and Requirements

NBCOT Certification Renewal: Understanding the Rules & Requirements

January 15th, 2015 | Posted by Shana Robinson in Continuing Education | Occupational Therapy | Requirements

NBCOT Certification Renewal: Understanding the Rules & Requirements

It’s the beginning of the 2015 NBCOT Certification renewal period for OTRs and COTAs! Read on as we map out how can help you remain Active in Good Standing with the NBCOT for the next three years.

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NBCOT Certification Renewal Period

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification is granted for a 3-year period if all requirements are met by the scheduled renewal date. The 2014 on-time renewal period ends on March 31, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. However, it is recommended that therapists aim for a March 16th submission deadline instead, because applications received less than 15 days prior to the renewal deadline may not be processed by the March 31st due date. That means there’s no time to waste to get started on your NBCOT continuing education.

Professional Development Requirements for OTRs and COTAs

The NBCOT certification requires at least 36 Professional Development Units (PDUs) accrued during the 3 year renewal cycle for both Registered Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants. is an AOTA approved provider and CEUs earned through an AOTA approved providers convert from .1 CEU to 1.25 PDU. This means that you only have to take 29 contact hours with us and it will count as all 36 of your PDUs for your NBCOT continuing education! 36 PDUs for the price and effort of 29, you can’t beat that! You can use this PDU Conversion Calculator to figure out how many PDUs you get credit for, or check out this publication from the NBCOT to learn more.

NBCOT Packages from an AOTA Approved Provider

In addition needing to take fewer hours since we are an AOTA approved continuing education provider, we are also offering customizable OT/OTA packages. These packages allow students to bundle a variety of text and video courses to create a unique learning experience. Each category offers 12 hour, 20 hour, 26 hour, 29 hour and 36 hour package options.  For more detailed information regarding the NBCOT certification renewal, please visit Select an OT/OTA Flex package to get started, or, search our OT/OTA course catalog for a complete listing of courses approved for your state and profession!

And, for a limited time, save extra on all OT/OTA Flex packages with promo code NBCOT

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