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The OT Alphabet Soup: Occupational Therapy Credentials

June 20th, 2017 in  Allied Health
by Lesley Khan-Farooqi
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Have you ever wondered what all of those occupational therapy credentials behind a signature stood for?

Well, we are going to break it down for you. With the amazing, ever-growing, expansive field of occupational therapy, there are many routes to take. Often times, occupational therapy credentials and certifications demonstrate an expertise in a certain area of practice or treatment modality.

These credentials are a way to show that you have demonstrated the above and beyond skills through years of clinical practice, successfully passing a certification exam, or demonstrated a skilled treatment that defines you in the field of occupational therapy.

Credentials specifically related to an OT degree

Credentials provided by AOTA

Specialty areas of practice in the field of OT

Additional degrees that are common for OTs to obtain

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