Accreditation has been a stated function of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA®) since 1923. AOTA’s Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is recognized as the accrediting agency for occupational therapy education by both the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACOTE is also an active member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA). ACOTE currently accredits 405 occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs in the United States and its territories.

Read the latest update on ACOTE's stance on the OT and OTA entry-level degrees.


Accreditation and Education Department Staff Contacts

ACOTE Seeks Volunteer Accreditation Evaluators – Apply By June 20, 2017

Recent ACOTE Accreditation Actions

ACOTE Accreditation Visits

A request for ACOTE’s most recent on-site visit report for a specific occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant program may be submitted to the AOTA Accreditation Department, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3449.