Professional Organizations

Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (TBOTE)

333 Guadalupe, Suite 2-510
Austin, TX 78701-3942
(512) 305-6900

The Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners (ECPTOTE) is a State of Texas agency charged with protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Texas by supporting the Board of PT Examiners and the Board of OT Examiners as they license and regulate qualified practitioners of physical therapy and occupational therapy and register facilities in which those services are provided.

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Members: (800) 729-2682
Non-members: (301) 652-6611

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.

Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA)

1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 516W
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 454-8682

The Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA) is a non-profit professional association incorporated in Texas. TOTA is an affiliate of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. TOTA was established for the benefit of professionals and students of occupational therapy. Membership services includes public relations materials, legislative information, practice forum, educational meetings and student services.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

One Bank Street, Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 990-7979
Email NBCOT at

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession. NBCOT also works with state regulatory authorities and employers, providing information on credentials, professional conduct, and regulatory and certification renewal issues. Above all else, NBCOT's mission is to serve the public interest. NBCOT provides a world-class standard for the certification of occupational therapy practitioners. NBCOT develops, administers, and continually reviews its certification process based on current and valid standards that provide reliable indicators of competence in the practice of occupational therapy

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
(301) 652-6611

The mission of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) is to foster the development and accreditation of quality occupational therapy education programs. As an autonomous entity, ACOTE establishes rigorous standards for occupational therapy education at multiple degree levels, thereby supporting the preparation of competent occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. ACOTE will continually evaluate its functions to serve as a model for ethical, accountable, and efficient practice, and acknowledges occupational therapy's contribution to promoting the health and participation of people, organizations, and populations through engagement in occupation.