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Your National OTR or COTA Credential: What It Means for You
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM CDT
Category: Events

This event has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

Timed Agenda:

    •    5:30-5:35 Introductions and background information
    •    5:35-6:20 Presentation
    •    6:20-6:30 Questions and Answers

Event Description:
This presentation will provide an update on NBCOT certification programs and services including initial certification, certification renewal and continuing competency, partnerships with OT State Regulatory entities, and qualifications and compliance review.

The value of NBCOT certification is supported by the organization’s mission to serve the public interest in its diversity by advancing just, equitable, and inclusive client care and professional practice through evidence-based certification standards and the validation of knowledge essential for effective practice in occupational therapy.  NBCOT demonstrates these practices by developing, administering, and continually reviewing the certification process based on current and valid standards that provide reliable indicators of competence of the practice of occupational therapy.

Speaker Biographies:
Barbara Williams, DrOT, MS, OTR
Barbara Williams is a certified occupational therapist who currently serves as the Associate Director, in the External and Regulatory Affairs Department for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) where she has worked for over 8 years. In this capacity, she is responsible for activities related to state regulation, international regulatory services, and community outreach. Previous to employment with NBCOT, Barbara served as Chair and Program Director for an Occupational Therapy Program.

Shaun Conway, OTR
Shaun Conway is a certified occupational therapist who currently serves as Senior Director, External and Regulatory Affairs for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) where he has worked for over 28 years. In this capacity, he is currently responsible for the oversight of organizational functions related to state regulation, international regulatory services and community outreach.

Learning Objectives:
    •    Identify ways in which the benefits of ongoing continuing competency can provide personal support in the marketplace 

    •    Become informed about the partnership NBCOT has with OT state regulatory entities, their shared missions to protect the public interest, and what this means for occupational therapy practitioners

    •    Increase knowledge of the NBCOT Disciplinary Action Process and resulting outcomes

    •    Become familiar with NBCOT evidence-based competency assessment tools and resources that can help support continuing competency needs

Target Audience: All

Level of Content: Intermediate

Contact Hours: 1

Fees: $5/MOTA Members/$25 non-members

Contact: [email protected]