Certification and Outcomes
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.
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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
To date, 379 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 2020-2022, sixty-six (66) students graduated, with an overall graduation rate of 93%.
Student Graduation Data by Academic Year
|Graduation (Cohort) Year||Number of Students in Cohort||Number of Students Graduated from Cohort||Graduation Rates1|
|Class of 2020||24||24||100%|
|Class of 2021||23||22||96%|
|Class of 2022||24||20||83%2|
|Past Three Years||71||66||93%|
1 The graduation rates reflect the number of students in the entering cohort who completed their program within 150% of the published length of the program
2 Four students remain enrolled in program. This rate will be updated in May 2023.