Admissions & Certification Information

Certification & Licensure Information

Technical Standards

Graduate OT students are required to perform certain technical standards. Accepted students must attest to their ability to perform each of these necessary standards prior to beginning classes.

Augusta University Criminal Conviction Disclosure

An integral part of the OT curriculum is successful completion of fieldwork experiences throughout the program. All OT students must consent to a criminal background check to have access to fieldwork sites. Prior criminal history may impact the student's ability to be cleared for client contact, thus jeopardizing successful completion of the program. 

Students are continually required to disclose in writing to the Office of the Dean of Student Life any and all criminal convictions occurring since completing the application for admission. Disclosure of a prior criminal record is required on the admission application. Criminal convictions include adjudication of guilt by a judge or jury for any crime. It does not include minor traffic offenses, but  does include no contest pleas, first-offender treatment, convictions under appeal, and convictions which have since been pardoned. Minor traffic offenses are those which do not involve driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs, do not result in imprisonment, and for which a fine of less than $250 was imposed. Disclosures should be made within 30 days of conviction. Retrieved from Augusta University Policy Library.

OT students are also required to disclose, in writing, to the Director of Student Affairs, Program Director, Chair and Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences any criminal convictions occurring prior to admissions and any convictions that occur after the application and admissions process. Retrieved from Department of Occupational Therapy Policy 3.0 Criminal Conviction/Felony Disclaimer.

Licensure Disclosure Resources

Exam and NBCOT Information

Students of our Occupational Therapy Program may obtain a license in Georgia and/or South Carolina after successfully passing the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT®) examination.

Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

Information about occupational therapy licensure in Georgia

South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

Information about occupational therapy licensure in South Carolina

Licensure for other states

We have not determined licensure eligibility for other states

A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT® Certification Examination or attain state licensure. Augusta University Department of Occupational Therapy assumes no responsibility for ineligibility to sit for the NBCOT® Certification Examination or the denial of state licensure.

For further information, please contact:

National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy, Inc.

One Bank Street

Suite 300

Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 301-990-7979 
Fax: 301-869-8492 

Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217-3858
Telephone: 478-207-1620


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