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Organizations and Licensing

Professional Organizations, Certification Board, Licensing Board


World Federation of Occupational Therapy

International Society of Occupational Scientists


American Occupational Therapy Association
6116 Executive Boulevard Ste 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929

Phone for AOTA members: 800-SAY-AOTA
Phone for non-members: 301-652-6611

EKU's graduate program is accredited by the AOTA's Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). For further information regarding accreditation, contact ACOTE at the address above, or visit Education and Careers tab then select Accreditation at AOTA's web site.

American Occupational Therapy Foundation
4720 Montgomery Ln Ste 202
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449

Society for the Study of Occupation: USA
Aaron Bonsall, Communication Chair


Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association
P.O. Box 5531
Louisville, KY 40255

Phone: 888-987-5682

Ohio Occupational Therapy Association

Indiana Occupational Therapy Association

Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association

Illinois Occupational Therapy Association

Missouri Occupational Therapy Association

West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association

Certification and Licensing Boards

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
One Bank Street, Street 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 301-990-7979

A listing of all state's occupational therapy regulatory bodies can be found at the NBCOT's web site at:

Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy
Megan Woodson, Board Administrator
P.O. Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602
Phone: 502-782-8807

Professional level graduates must apply for licensure and/or certification prior to practicing in any state. A criminal record (excluding minor traffic violations) may make a person ineligible for national certification examination and/or licensure or state certification for practice. Students with such a history should contact NBCOT and relevant licensing or certifying bodies prior to enrollment to determine their situation.
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