Certification and Outcomes

Certification

Graduates of the James Madison University Master of Occupational Therapy Program are eligible to apply to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Board Exam ® (NBCOT). Applicants should be aware that a Character Review is part of the certification process. Please go to the NBCOT Character Review website at https://www.nbcot.org/Students/Services#character A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s eligibility to sit for the NBCOT exam and/or apply for state licensure.

Effective January 1, 2018: candidates applying as first-time test takers will be subject to background checks.

Contact information:

  • NBCOT
  • One Bank Street
  • Suite 300
  • Gaithersburg, MD 20878

NBCOT Certification Exam Results

JMU OT Program student exam results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Exam can be found online at: https://www.nbcot.org/en/Educators/Home#SchoolPerformance

Graduation Data

To date, 313 students have successfully graduated from the James Madison University Master of Occupational Therapy Program. Graduation is held in December. During the last three-year period of 2019-2021, seventy-one (71) students graduated, with an overall graduation rate of 99%

Student Graduation Data by Academic Year

Graduation (Cohort) Year Number of Students in Cohort Number of Students Graduated from Cohort Graduation Rates1
Class of 2019 24 24 100%
Class of 2020 24 24 100%
Class of 2021 23 22 96%
Past Three Years 71 70 99%

1The graduation rates reflect the number of students in the entering cohort who completed their program within 150% of the published length of the program