Accreditation Status: The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Eastern Virginia Career College 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 of AOTA is 301-652-6611. ACOTE can be found online at www.acoteonline.org. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the 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, 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 could affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. EVCC next site visit is 2021/2022.
|The total number of graduates from Eastern Virginia Career College, Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant during the 3-year period of 2015-2018 was 19, with an overall graduation rate of 95%.|
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Information regarding the EVCC OTA program graduation pass rates on the national certification examination can be found on the following website: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.