Entire MOT Class of 2017 earns certification by passing national exam


The Radford University Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Class of 2017 posted a pass rate of 100 percent on their certification exams to advance toward licensure and practice.

The 19 graduates of the MOT program who were pinned in December 2017 passed the certification test administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), a national organization that provides certification for occupational therapy professionals. Initial certification from NBCOT is a requirement for licensure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.

The OT Class of 2017 is the fourth consecutive Radford MOT class to post a 100 percent pass rate on the test.

“It is a prestigious reflection on our students that shows the cohesiveness of their cohort. They came together to support one another,” said Associate Chair Judi Malek-Ismail. “Of course, it is another bright reflection of the dedication and expertise of the OT faculty and the program’s rigorous curriculum.”

The Radford MOT program is one of six OT Master’s Level programs in Virginia accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

“These results are one key criteria prospective students use when researching programs,” said interim Chair Sarah Smidl. “We are very proud these graduates – hard workers advancing as professionals toward successful careers of service.”

Oct 9, 2018
Don Bowman
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