OTA accreditation

Union College is currently going through the accreditation process, with expected completion in April 2021.

Union College OTA accreditation

Union College began the accreditation process for the associate-degree-level occupational therapy assistant program and was granted Candidacy Status in 2018 by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at:

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

301) 652-AOTA

The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates 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.

Click here for more information about Union College’s accreditation.

Union College’s first OTA cohort will graduate in May 2021.

Admission and graduation projections

The Union College OTA program plans to accept 18 students in Fall 2019 for the class of 2020.

Program success rates can be found at NBCOT website.

Class graduation date

Number admitted

Number graduated

(%) NBCOT pass rate within 12 months of graduation