Accreditation & Outcomes

Accreditation and Outcomes


The M.O.T. program was approved in 2008 by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and initially accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy (ACOTE) in 2011. In December of 2017, the RU MOT program was fully reaccredited by ACOTE for a 10-year term. ACOTE can be contacted by mail at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3449 or by telephone at (301) 652-AOTA. The Council's web address is


The total number of graduates from the Radford University Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2015-2017 was 62, with an overall retention rate of 97%.  Many students have job offers by the time they graduate and the majority of students secure full-time employment within 2-4 months following graduation.



Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate NBCOT Exam Pass Rate
2015 20/19 95% 100%
2016 23/22 96% 100%
2017 21/21 100% 95%
2018 20/20 100% 100%  

National Certification

Graduates of the RU MOT program sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam following graduation and after confirmation of meeting all exam eiligibility criteria, including successful completion of all level II fieldwork components. Students can find out more about examination elibility criteria and associated costs by visiting Prospective students who have any questionable criminal or professional records are encouraged to utilize NBCOT's early determination and associated character review in order to determine whether elibility to take the exam at the end of the program is potentially in jeopardy. We highly recommend to initiate this process before enrollment. 

The program's pass rates on the NBCOT exam are published on NBCOT's website and can be accessed by following this link:

State Licensure

Occupational Therapy practice is regulated in all 50 states, requiring licensure to practice in each state, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The primary purpose of licensure is to protect the consumer and ensure that each licensed practitioner is credientialed and qualified to practice Occupational Therapy. Each states has its own licensure and licensure renewal requirements, as well as payment structures, which are governed by an entitiy that issues licenses (e.g. Board of Occupational Therpay, Board of Medicine, etc.).

In order to find out how to obtain a license in the state of Virginia, please visit the Virginia Board of Medicine website:

In order to find out how to obtain a license in all other states, please visit AOTA's Occupational Therapy Regulatory Authority Contact list at: