OTA accreditation

Union College is fully accredited.

Union College OTA accreditation

The associate-degree-level occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929 

(301) 652-AOTA
www.acoteonline.org

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all 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.

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Union College's first OTA cohort graduated in May 2021.

Admission and graduation projections

Program success rates can be found at NBCOT website.

Class graduation date

Number admitted

Number graduated

Graduation rate

(%) NBCOT pass rate within 12 months of graduation

2021

13

12

92%

100%

2022

16

12

75%

Available May 2023

2023

13



Total

42

24