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.
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.
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.
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.