The NBCOT wants to assure all OTCs and OT-SCs that are members of NAOT that the issues that NAOT is dealing with has NO effect on your certification. The NBCOT is and has been financially and administratively separate from NAOT.
The NBCOT will be working on developing new and exciting avenues to maintain your CEUs.
If you have specific questions or concerns related to your certification you are always welcome to contact the NBCOT office.
If you became certified or recertified in the year 2014 you are due to recertify this year.
CEUs and documentation must be received no later than October 1, 2020 to avoid the $100.00 late fee.
If recertifying by examination, November 2020 is the last testing cycle to recertfiy by examination.
The deadline to receive applications for the April 2020 testing cycle is February 20, 2020.
Applications RECEIVED February 21 through March 22, 2020 must include a $100.00 late fee.
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The NCCA accreditation is a means of demonstrating to your board, your profession and your certificants that your certification has been reviewed by a panel of impartial experts that have determined that your program has met the stringent standards of NCCA. NCCA accreditation provides certification programs and maintenance of our members a means to answer the question, "who reviewed your certification program?"which is sometimes asked by members of your profession, courts, and employers.
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The mission of the NBCOT shall be that of establishing the criteria for certification in Orthopaedic Technologies. The NBCOT will assure the validity of the certifying process as well as methods of maintaining minimal levels of competency through continuing education.
The NBCOT is established to ensure that the process of certification and continuing education will provide to the general population and the medical community qualified and competent clinicians who are Certified Orthopaedic Technologists
The National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists, Inc. (NBCOT) is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that has provided certification for the Orthopaedic Technology profession since 1982.
NBCOT serves the general public by developing, administering, and continually reviewing a certification process that reflects current standards of competent practice in Orthopaedic Technology.
The NBCOT was formed to credential those persons with proven measurable knowledge and skills as Orthopaedic Technologists.
Credentialing is done initially by a 150 question Certification Examination and subsequently by accumulating Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or by retaking the examination.
The OTC® Examination is the only Orthopaedic Technologist Certification accredited by the National Commission for Credentialing Agencies (NCCA®).