The curriculum is designed to meet the standards of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). ACOTE can be contacted at: Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD, 20814-3449, Phone: (301) 652-2682 (AOTA). The website for ACOTE is www.acoteonline.org.
Mountain View College Occupational Therapy Assistant program (OTA) has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by 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. The program must have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for 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, all 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. The accreditation process is designed to facilitate development and substantial support provided to the program during the process. You may contact the OTA program director as well as the AOTA Accreditation Department at www.acoteonline.org should you have any questions.