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Exam Attestation Statement

By submitting this exam application, you are attesting to having read and understood the following NBCOT Certificant Attestation Statement and the information provided in the NBCOT Certification Examination Handbook. Please read this statement carefully.

I have read, understand, and agree to adhere to the provisions of the current edition of the NBCOT Certification Examination Handbook, the NBCOT Professional Practice Standards, the NBCOT Candidate/Certificant Code of Conduct (hereafter referred to as the “Code of Conduct”), and the NBCOT Procedures for Enforcement of the NBCOT Code of Conduct (hereafter referred to as the “Procedures”), all of which can be found on the NBCOT website at By signing below, I am attesting that I have personally completed the exam application and that the information I submit in the application and in any required accompanying or subsequent documentation is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

Additionally, I understand that persons who apply for certification as an OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST REGISTERED OTR® or CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT COTA® or persons who have been certified by NBCOT, are subject to the Code of Conduct and the Procedures. I understand that from time-to-time NBCOT may amend its requirements, policies, and procedures for initial certification, certification renewal, and Procedures for Enforcement of the Code of Conduct. During my certification cycle, I agree to notify NBCOT in writing of any violation of the Code of Conduct (e.g., felony conviction, suspension, or revocation of a license to practice occupational therapy).

I agree to hold NBCOT, its directors, officers, employees, and agents free from any damage or complaint by reason or any action taken in connection with the score or score given with respect to this or any other NBCOT certification examination, or the failure of NBCOT to issue me certification. I understand that if it is confirmed I was not eligible at the time I examined, my examination score will be voided. I agree to take the exam at a pre-approved testing center, and understand it is not available remotely. If it is ever determined that I was a participant in any testing irregularity, such as use of any electronic device during the examination and/or break, writing on my hand or anywhere on my body at the testing center, or cheating, to include discussing, transmitting, or copying a test item(s) or answer(s), before, during, or after the examination, my certification or eligibility status with NBCOT may be changed. Further, I understand that if I need to file an examination administrative or technical complaint that I must file such a complaint on-site at the test center. I understand that an exam results appeal must be submitted in writing. Filing of a complaint or appeal must follow the procedures outlined in this handbook.

I understand NBCOT’s Aspire study tools and OTKE are copyrighted and protected by the United States Copyright Office. Copying, sharing, or posting NBCOT’s materials is illegal and violates the  Code of Conduct. If it is ever determined that I was a participant in sharing this information at any time, my certification or eligibility status with NBCOT may be changed.

I also agree to notify NBCOT in writing of any address and/or name change within thirty (30) days after the change becomes effective. If requested to do so, NBCOT may verify my certification status. I hereby consent to NBCOT’s release of any information regarding this application, background check results, my examination eligibility, my examination administration, or my certification status to any academic institution, employer, regulatory authority, or other party that may inquire in writing. I understand that all documentation submitted to NBCOT becomes the property of the organization.

I understand that NBCOT reports aggregate school performance data to all occupational therapy education programs and to the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) on an annual basis.