Everything You Need To Know About NBCOT Test Prep
What exactly is the NBCOT exam?
NBCOT is short for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy offers the OTR or the Occupational Therapist Registered exam to examine the competency and knowledge of occupational therapist. The therapists that pass the exam, will be given the Occupational Therapist Registered credential. The Occupational Therapist Registered credential is actually mandatory for therapist, in order for them to practice occupational therapy in the United States of America. There is an application fee for the NBCOT exam, for paper applications the fee is $540 and for online applications the fee is $500.
The NBCOT test has one hundred seventy multiple choice questions and three simulation test questions. The three simulation questions are also considered as interactive questions. They will provide a scenario, and the therapist must select what would be the best action to perform. The computer will actually give a response to the action that you chose and allows you to choose another option. The simulation will continue until it is done. The actions that are selected in the simulation will determine the final score of the therapist.
Here are the topics of the exam in different proportions:
A. Collecting the information of the client-13%
B. Critical analysis of all the gathered information-28%
C. Intervention plan and implementation – 39%
D. The professional responsibilities and standards-20%
In order for these therapist to be allowed to take the exam, then they need to meet the criteria below:
The candidate must have a master’s degree in occupational therapy
The candidate should complete all of the requirements of the field work that is associated with the degree that is provided by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
The potential candidate Must provide an official transcript of records from graduating in a university or from college.
The potential candidate must confirm that they will really follow the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Code of Conduct.
There are NBCOT test prep online. You can actually see if you are ready for the NBCOT test.
Another thing that you must consider is that the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy only accept online application payments via Visa card or MasterCard. The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy is not in charge in scheduling the exam, since it is the prometric test center will schedule it for you.
They also offer special testing areas for those candidates that has disabilities. Since they follow the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, some local government may have additional request.
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