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/charge may affect as well as other disciplinary actions 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://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

Graduation Data

To date, 268 students have successfully graduated from the James Madison University Master of Occupational Therapy Program. During the last three-year period of 2017-2019, sixty-nine (69) students graduated, with an overall graduation rate of 97%.

student graduation data by academic year
Graduation (Cohort) Year Number of Students Entering Cohort Number of Students Graduating from Cohort Graduation Rates
Class of 2017 21 20 95%
Class of 2018 24 22 92%
Class of 2019 24 25* 100%
Past Three Years 69
67 97%

*student reentered program into subsequent cohort