Prepare for the NBCOT®‘s OTR® exam
TherapyEd is the leader in helping students prepare for and pass the NBCOT®‘s OTR® Exam. Through our two-day courses, best-selling Review & Study Guide, personal tutoring, Online Office Hours, and rigorous practice questions we help thousands of students pass the OTR® exam every year.
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For over 30 years TherapyEd has been the leader in preparing students for their licensure and certification exams. With hundreds of exam preparation courses given on campus, and our #1 best-selling Review & Study Guide, TherapyEd helps thousands of students pass the NBCOT®‘s OTR® exam every year.
TherapyEd’s National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review & Study Guide, now in it’s ninth edition, is the #1 best-selling guide for the exam. Distinguished educator Dr. Rita P. Fleming-Castaldy works with a team of contributors to make sure the book is completely up-to-date for the exam. It features:
- Comprehensive content review in a clear and concise outline format,
- Engaging, full-color graphics,
- 3 complete online simulated exams with 510 Multiple Choice and 9 Clinical Simulation Items,
- Insightful Score Reports to identify individual strengths and weaknesses,
- Topic area mini-exams for practice in specific content areas, domains, and critical reasoning skills.
The comprehensive content review and rigorous practice exam items make sure students are ready for anything that may appear on the exam. The questions are designed to match, or even slightly exceed, the level of difficulty and complexity found on the real exam to make sure students who prepare with TherapyEd are fully ready to succeed on the real, high-stakes OTR® exam.
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TherapyEd’s Prep Course for the NBCOT®‘s OTR® Exam
TherapyEd’s OT Exam Prep class creates a social learning atmosphere that is individual, responsive, immediate, and dynamic. The course stresses developing critical reasoning skills within the context of the exam and active learning is emphasized. Practice in reading, interpreting, and answering questions like those on the OTR® exam help assess individual strengths and weaknesses and the guided learning format helps develop students’ critical reasoning skills.
Our exam prep courses are taught by leading educators with years of experience helping students. They use their collective knowledge and diverse practice backgrounds to help students prepare and do their best on exam day. They motivate and teach students to breakdown and analyze questions to understand the best answer choice. Appropriate tools and resources to implement a successful study plan are provided and actual exam behaviors are replicated to better develop the reasoning abilities needed to be successful.
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TherapyEd’s Personal Tutoring provides the opportunity for individualized learning for students who want a more one-on-one experience. Instructors help assess strengths and weaknesses and work to design customized study plans to address areas of need. From content review to test-taking strategies and stress management, tutoring helps students succeed on the exam by providing expertise, encouragement, and experience.
TherapyEd is the leader in preparing occupational therapy students for the OTR® exam. Every year we help thousands of candidates pass their exam with our on-campus and online Exam Preparation Courses, best-selling National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review & Study Guide, rigorous online practice exams, personal tutoring, and online resources. Our mission is to help educate the next generation of OT professionals through the use of ethical, high quality tools and resources designed to empower mastery and ensure success on the OTR® exam.
In choosing occupational therapy as a career you have elected to join a community of hard-working professionals who improve the quality of life for thousands of patients every day. At TherapyEd, our goal is to improve your quality of life by helping you prepare for and succeed on the OTR® exam.
Register for a TherapyEd Exam Preparation Course, purchase the TherapyEd National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review & Study Guide and take our online practice exams to make sure you pass the first time.
We have been preparing students for their exams for over 30 years. We rely on our instructors – their enthusiasm, talent and commitment – to make every course our students attend a success. Our instructors are leaders in their profession with experience as professors, authors, speakers, clinicians, and item writers with a wide diversity of expertise.
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“I had to take the time to write you and let you know that I am so grateful for the course!…”
“I took the course yesterday with Paula Carey and I have to let you know she was phenomenal!!…”
“Great Information, the book is very helpful.”
“It helped me realize that I need to get serious about my study schedule.”
Very beneficial and I feel it prepared me very well to start my study plan.”
Introducing TherapyEd’s NEW Mobile App for the NBCOT®‘s OTR® Exam
TherapyEd’s mobile test prep app is a powerful and essential tool to help you pass the OT Exam. Included are 510 comprehensive practice questions with detailed explanations and page references to the best-selling 9th edition National Occupational Therapist Certification Exam Review & Study Guide for 2022to help you master core concepts for your exam. Generate custom study sessions based on your mastery and filter by core domains, categories, and reasoning strategies. Track your progress and know where to improve next in real-time as you answer questions.
“I am writing regarding Paula, my tutor, to pass on to you how great I think she is. I think she is an incredible motivator, she holds people accountable, and most importantly instills confidence in her students.
I am still on quite a high from learning I passed. I sort of can’t believe it still, I was going through all the ones after the test I was certain I didn’t get and assumed that cost me the test. BUT, it didn’t!
I’d like to thank you for being the biggest reason I passed this test. I know you’ll say it was Me who was the biggest reason but I think it was Paula’s approach, attitude, motivation, and willingness to help that propelled me over the hump. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me pass and really think you are very good at what you do. I hope we stay in touch or our paths cross again. Thank you, Paula!
”– R.J. Tuchscherer, OTR
“As a new OTD program, our faculty has been anxious and excited in anticipation for our inaugural cohort to meet all of their educational milestones with success. Then, this inaugural Class of 2021 was met with challenges, barriers, and delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We had always planned to integrate the Therapy Ed preparation course into our curriculum in the 8th semester as a component of the professional competency seminar. This course has learning outcomes around NBCOT exam preparation and professional transitions from student to practitioner. For this Class of 2021, these objectives became more important and challenging after experiencing delays in fieldwork and adjusting to hybrid communications and learning. Therapy Ed could not have been more accommodating and supportive. They were able to offer a virtual preparation course for our students on the timeline that worked best for all of them. There was flexibility for students who had a conflict and superb follow up from the staff and the course instructor. Our students reported back that the instructor was engaging, helpful, and seemed to truly care about their success. Therapy Ed and Dr. Fleming-Castaldy went above and beyond by scheduling an online “refresher” course for our students (and others) after they completed their Doctoral Capstone placements to review and prepare them for intensive exam studying. All of our inaugural graduates who took the exam in 2021 have passed on the first attempt and the rest of the cohort are showing great success as well! We look forward to a return to in-person Therapy Ed courses but feel confident that our students will be prepared in any format!”– Meredith Gronski, OTD, OTR/L, CLA Program Director & Chair Methodist University OTD Program
“I appreciate the time and all that you have done in supporting my preparation for the NBCOT. I PASSED MY EXAM and I can’t help but think of people that have helped me through this arduous process. Susan, thank you so much for all that you do to support students like myself. Wishing you a beautiful day!”– Monica Martinez, USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
“We are so appreciative of the support and resources at TherapyEd that begin with the personal contacts with the company, the instructors, and the quality and variety of resources they offer. The Office Hours is a great resource for students especially when they are out on their final Level II fieldwork.
Our students who take the course have found it extremely helpful and it seems to increase their confidence with the strategies they learn in the course and the study plans they create.
Personally, I also value the direct support to programs. I am learning more each year as I work with TherapyEd and receive the analysis of student performance on the practice exams and how we as a faculty can reflect and use the results to improve our program to better support student learning. Thank you!
”– Heather Javaherian, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA Program Director, MOT Department of Occupational Therapy School of Allied Health Professions, Loma Linda University
“It exceeded my expectations! It was a great review and gave great hints and practice for multiple choice questions. The instructor was knowledgeable and very good at guiding the group!”– Megan Shanley, OTR Indiana University
“Taking the prep course was the absolute BEST thing for me. I took the NBCOT twice before finally investing in the course. The course taught me to not second-guess myself, to take my time, to look at key words and utilize the test-taking strategies and tips they offered. It’s expensive but it’s so worth it. I went into my exam the third time feeling so much more prepared and ready and I’m happy to say I passed my exam with flying colors. If you’re wondering whether you should invest in the course or not this is your hint to DO IT! You won’t regret it! Thank you TherapyEd!!”– Briyana Jackson, OTR/L, Radford University–Carilion
“The course was helpful in that it improved the way I read and interpret questions. The study guide is most helpful in that it is a great overview of OT info (organized and concise). I feel more confident now in my ability to take the exam.”– Angela Mahosky, Duquesne University
“Before taking the course:
After not passing I was devastated! However, this course provided a different outlook for me. It gave me a chance to practice my test taking strategies and learn how to analyze the questions. The instructor was great and I feel good about re-taking the exam.
After taking the course:
I can’t express how much the course helped me prepare academically and mentally. My instructor was wonderful! She did an excellent job and provided the class with concise information. The class was very beneficial to me and I have no regrets. I would like to mention that I was successful this time with my boards! What a relief. I would recommend this course to everyone! Thank you so much for having this course available. Thank you for my recent success!”– Lanette S. Glady, O.T.R. Occupational Therapist, Registered , Saginaw Valley State University
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank TherapyEd for providing me with an amazing tutoring experience with Paula. I failed my first exam by 5 points and felt completely defeated–I thought I was never going to pass the exam and almost gave up. I then reached out to TherapyEd for guidance as I had used the book while preparing for the exam. The woman on the phone was so helpful and put me in touch with Michele Emery who hooked me up with the most amazing tutor!!!! Aside from teaching me strategies in how to break down a question and chose the best answer she also gave me confidence and was my ‘therapist’. At times I felt down and honestly quite depressed on how difficult this was for me but Paula pushed me and I really have to say I don’t think I could’ve done this without her!!!! She rooted for me until the very end! Additionally, she was extremely flexible with meeting times and responded to emails and texts promptly! She made herself always accessible to me even if it was just to chat on the phone and to lift my spirits. I feel that many people don’t know about the tutoring that TherapyEd offers and for many this can be all they need in order to be successful on the exam. I want to thank you again for providing this service and for providing the best tutor!”– S.W. – New York Institute of Technology
“I just wanted to take time to thank TherapyEd for the 2-day prep course and also the study prep materials! The TherapyEd book, exams and rationales helped me ace my exam!! I am so thankful I had this study tool. The rationales were very thorough and to the point. Thank you for helping me claim my OTR title!”– Jonette Ishmael – Thomas Jefferson University