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.
|Class of 2013||Class of 2014||Class of 2015||Class of 2016|
|3 Year total = 76 Grads||24||24||24||23||26||26||26||26|
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.
NBCOT Exam Pass Rates
Pass rates for all MSOT programs in Wisconsin: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx
Four year NBCOT Exam Pass Rate for UW-Madison is 100%
UW-Madison OT Program NEW GRADUATE (NG)* results for 2013-2015 & for all US schools for 2012 (NBCOT):
|UW-Madison Results||All U.S. Schools
(latest data avail.)
|Number of Program Graduates prior year||24||23||25||—||—|
|Total Number of NG testing||24||23||25||73||6067|
|Total Number of NG passing (%passing)||24 (100%)||23 (100%)||25 (100%)||73 (100%)||5296 (87%)|
|Total Number of NG failing (%failing)||0 (0%)||0 (0%)||0 (0%)||0 (0%)||771 (13%)|
|Average Failing Score||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||433|
|*NG=New graduates (i.e. candidates testing within one year of graduation)|