• TherapyEd’s Prep Course for the OTR® Exam

    TherapyEd’s two-day Prep Class creates a social learning atmosphere that is individual, responsive, immediate and dynamic. Our expert instructors motivate students to prepare for the OTR® exam and provide the best tools and resources to implement an efficient and successful study plan.

TherapyEd’s Exam Preparation Course for the NBCOT®‘s OTR®Exam

The NBCOT®‘s OTR®exam is a high stakes exam and TherapyEd’s course is the best way to prepare for it. Revised and updated for the current exam outline, the course is offered live online and on-campus at Occupational Therapy programs across the country. Whether taking the exam for the first time or repeating it, our intensive two-day course will help direct and focus your preparation to help you pass the exam.

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Testimonials

  • “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
  • “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
  • “Hi! I just finished my tutoring session with Paula and I just wanted to say she is absolutely amazing! Her guidance and positive energy has really shifted my thinking in prep for my boards exam and I am forever grateful to have been able to learn from her.”
    – Deanna Mazzei – Texas Woman’s University
  • “I wanted to reach out and acknowledge Ms. Paula Carey. I have had some tutoring sessions with her that have been excellent. I would recommend her as a tutor to anyone preparing for the NBCOT exam. She is supportive, caring, and super helpful. She has helped build my confidence and gone above and beyond to help me. She helped me practice questions and think out loud, which enabled me to become more aware of my critical reasoning skills. I also was able to gain a better understanding on how to approach the test questions. I truly appreciate all of the help she has provided thus far. I would recommend the TherapyEd tutoring sessions to anyone. I am very thankful to Paula for all of her help!!”
    – Allie Hallberg – Xavier University
  • “My name is Drew Dillard…from the TherapyEd prep course back on the 12-13 of this month in Atlanta at Georgia State. I wanted to let you know I finally passed my boards to become OTR/L!!! I wanted to thank you for your support, advice and helpful hints and tips you shared that weekend. You certainly had an impact and a big reason why I can proclaim OTR/L!”
    – Drew Dillard – Georgia State University
  • “This course was very helpful and provided great resources. – Priscilla S; Course has given good tips on how to study efficiently. – Sara Z; Love all the practice questions and practice question dissection. – Loretta O”
    – Students from Long Island University
  • “Great Course. I found it very helpful, the instructor did a great job keeping me engaged, pacing the course and explaining different concepts, she also did a fantastic job explaining the rationales behind each question. – Melinda T; I liked how we practiced with the time restrictions because it allowed me to see that I really can complete questions quickly. – Hannah S; Would recommend to others. – Courtney O”
    – Students from Elmhurst College

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About the Course

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. At the heart of the course, instructors 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. 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.

Course materials include the full-color 9th edition of TherapyEd’s best-selling National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review & Study Guide with 3 Online Practice Exams and the TherapyEd OT Course Manual.

TherapyEd’s Review & Study Guide for the NBCOT®‘s OTR® exam (full color, 840 pages with 3 complete online practice exams) contains a complete content review, Multiple Choice and Clinical Simulation Test items updated for the current exam, complete question rationales, diagnostic practice tests to help determine individual strengths and weaknesses, and diagnostic score reports to help customize your study plan.

The TherapyEd OT Course Manual contains information about the NBCOT®‘s OTR® exam, principles of successful test-taking, general study hints and content review in important areas. Also included are study plans, a self-assessment guide, practice questions and a self-paced practice quiz with a Clinical Simulation test item included.

TherapyEd Guarantee

Our goal at TherapyEd–our mission–is to help students pass the NBCOT®‘s OTR® exam the first time.  Although most students who take our course pass the first time, sometimes life unfortunately intervenes and a student is not successful.  We know this is difficult, disappointing, disheartening–and expensive! 

If you take our course and do not pass the NBCOT®‘s OTR® exam, you can take the TherapyEd Exam Preparation course again, anywhere, anytime, FOR FREE.  Just look at the schedule of upcoming courses, pick one out, contact us, and we will register you for the course at no charge.

With our course guarantee, our Online Office Hours, the best-selling Review & Study Guide, and rigorous practice questions, our commitment is to help students pass the exam and begin their professional careers.  We hope all this will give you the confidence of our experience.

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