School of Occupational Therapy Accreditation
Belmont University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools located at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur GA 30033-4097 Phone:(404) 679-4501
Belmont University’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate program is accredited by 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 and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.
Graduates are able to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). 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 be eligible to take the national certification examination or obtain state licensure.