AOTA certification is based on a peer-reviewed process in which applicants submit a reflective portfolio that addresses identified criteria, self-assessment, and development of a professional development plan. Criteria that define aspects of either advanced (Board) or specialized (Specialty) occupational therapy practice are at the core of each of the Board and Specialty Certification programs. These criteria represent knowledge, critical and ethical reasoning, and interpersonal and performance skills that are specifically geared to occupational therapy.
The applications for Board Certification and Specialty Certification have been streamlined in 2013, and release of the revised programs will be staggered throughout 2013. The first certifications to be completed and made available are for Low Vision the new School Systems. As applications become ready, they will be hyperlinked from the list below.
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The 9 certification areas are as follows:
- Mental Health
- Physical Rehabilitation
(OT and OTA)
- Driving and Community Mobility
- Environmental Modification
- Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing
- Low Vision
- School Systems – New in 2013!