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NBCOT® Exam Success with Pass the OT

Although both the OTR (Occupational Therapist Registered) exam and the COTA (Certified Occupational Therapy Assessment) are developed and administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, or NBCOT®, the term “NBCOT® exam” typically refers to the OTR® exam and COTA® exam. The exam is known for its extreme difficulty and complexity, but Pass the OT is here to help! In fact, our module-based study system results in 84% of first-time NBCOT® exam takers passing on their first try, while repeat test takers raise their scores by an average of 34 points.

To understand why Pass the OT works so well, you first need to know a bit about the NBCOT® exam. Here is what to expect.

About the NBCOT® Exam

NBCOT® exams are administered via computer and contain 3 clinical simulation items and 170 three and four-option multiple choice questions. The content is derived from practice analysis studies and is designed to ensure that candidates have the knowledge required to work as entry-level registered occupational therapists.

NBCOT exam prepAs of 2018, four domains are covered on the exam:

  • Acquire information regarding factors that influence occupational performance throughout the occupational therapy process. 17%
  • Formulate conclusions regarding client needs and priorities to develop and monitor an intervention plan throughout the occupational therapy process. 28%
  • Select interventions for managing a client-centered plan throughout the occupational therapy process. 45%
  • Manage and direct occupational therapy services to promote quality in practice. 10%

The NBCOT®’s exam is a marathon, consisting of 4 hours of testing. Candidates will be at the testing center for slightly more than 5 hours total. Breaks are permitted, but the clock keeps running while you are taking a break.

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About Pass The OT

NBCOT Exam Prep ReviewPass the OT uses flexible teaching methods to appeal to how you learn best. Our program consists of 8 structured, easy to use modules featuring:

  • Assessment exam with an analysis of individual strengths and weaknesses
  • 1600 timed and untimed questions with clear rationale
  • 18 hours of exam audio lessons
  • 30 charts, 40 videos, and a variety of games covering all key exam topics
  • Highlighted exam study material
  • Clinical simulations
  • Mini quizzes divided into 25 key topics, along with accommodation quizzes
  • Final comprehensive NBCOT® exam practice test
  • Accessible via smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop

Optional tutoring is available for an additional fee. We highly recommend that all students take advantage of this personalized time on the phone or on Skype with one of our handpicked, licensed, highly dedicated OTRs. We estimate that every hour spent with a tutor raises scores by an average of 6 points and students who use four or more tutoring sessions with our web course have close to a 90% passing rate

When reading the NBCOT® Exam handbook you’ll probably feel overwhelmed. And that’s normal. Don’t let the anxiety of the text take over. Feel confident knowing that Pass The OT students have an extremely high success rate on the National Board Certified Occupational Therapist exam. Don’t wait to get started. Sign up today.

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