OT Program Outcomes

UW-Madison Program Outcomes

Year of Graduation
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of Students Matriculating 24 26 25 26 25
Number of Students Graduating 23 25 25 26 24
Graduation Rate 96% 96% 100% 100% 96%

NBCOT Results

Year of Graduation/Exam Year All U.S. Schools
2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 Most recent 3- year Average 2015
(latest available)
Number of Program Graduates prior year 24 23 25 25 26 76
Total Number of NG testing 24 23 25 25 26 76 6067
Total Number of NG passing (%passing) 24 (100%) 23 (100%) 25 (100%) 25 (100%) 26 (100%) 76 (100%) 5296 (87%)
Total Number of NG failing (%failing) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 771 (13%)
Mean Score 494 500 494 511 503 478
Average Failing Score N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 433

FIVE YEAR NBCOT EXAM PASS RATE FOR UW-MADISON IS 100%

Pass rates for all MSOT programs in Wisconsin:  https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

Accreditation

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program at UW-Madison is accredited (2008-2018) 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.

Certification & Licensure

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) http://www.nbcot.org One Bank Street, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). 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 may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Graduates of the program become certified occupational therapists upon successful completion of the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of the examination, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Most states require licensure prior to practice. Granting of state licensure is usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. See the Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing website for information on licensure in Wisconsin.