Moravian College’s Accreditation Timeline
|ACOTE Candidacy Decision||December 2018||Candidacy Status Granted|
|First Class of Students Admitted||June 2019||First class was admitted and began in June 2019.|
|Initial Self-Study Due||July 1, 2020|
|ACOTE Pre-Accreditation Decision||December 2020|
|First Class Level II Fieldwork||January - July|
|Onsite Evaluation||January - March 2021|
|Final Accreditation Decision||April 2021|
|First Class Graduates||August 2021*|
|First Class Eligible to sit for NBCOT Examination Ⓡ||August 2021|
*Students will walk at graduation in May 2021 and receive a diploma upon completion of Level II Fieldwork experience.
The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.
* As a developing program, graduation rates, program graduates, and National Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) exam outcome data are not available at this time.