Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program


Accreditation Status and Licensing Information

The Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education; 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929; 301.652.2682; www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).

All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico require Occupational Therapists to be licensed. To learn more, visit the American Occupational Therapy Association's website. Licensure requirements generally include an entry level academic degree and certification from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Some states will have further requirements such as background checks, ethics training courses, etc. It is the applicant's responsibility to inquire about licensing and fieldwork requirements prior to enrolling in the OTD program.

UToledo makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements for licensure or certification information is current, however, state requirements may change. At this time, we believe that the OTD program meets the educational requirements for licensure as an OT in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. See this website for a state-by-state list.

Some states might not license, nor fieldwork  sites accept individuals with prior criminal records. A Federal Bureau of Investigation background check will be required of all students as stipulated by fieldwork site agreements. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state license.


Year of Graduation Number of Students Graduating/Entering Graduation Rate
2023 21/20 105%
2022 19/20 95%
2021 20/20 100%
TOTAL 60/60 100%
You can look up the UToledo Program graduates' success on the NBCOT exam here.  
Last Updated: 8/30/23