University of Wisconsin–Madison

OT Program Outcomes

Accreditation/Certification

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.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

 

Graduation Rate:

Class of 2013 Class of 2014 Class of 2015 Class of 2016
Rate 100% 96% 100% 100%
Matriculated Graduated Matriculated Graduated Matriculated Graduated Matriculated Graduated
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 201​3-2015 & for all US schools for 2012 (NBCOT): ​

              UW-Madison Results All U.S. Schools
(latest data avail.)
2014 2015 2016 Total 2015
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%)
Mean Score 494 500  494 496 478
Median Score N/A N/A  480 496 480
Average Failing Score N/A N/A  N/A N/A 433
 *NG=New graduates (i.e. candidates testing within one year of graduation)