At TherapyEd, we help you prepare for the NBCOT®'s COTA® exam, so you can become a certified occupational therapy assistant.

As the leader in preparing Occupational Therapy Assistants for certification, we help thousands of students pass the COTA® exam every year. Register for a TherapyEd Exam Preparation Course, purchase the TherapyEd National OTA Certification Exam Review & Study Guide, and take our online practice exams to help you pass the first time.

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For almost 30 years TherapyEd has been the leader in preparing students for the NBCOT® COTA® exam. 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® COTA® exam every year.

TherapyEd's Prep Course for the NBCOT® COTA® Exam

Focused on active learning and developing critical reasoning skills, our exam prep courses are taught by superior instructors with years of experience helping students. They use their collective knowledge and diverse experience to help students prepare and do their best on exam day. Each course starts with an overview of the exam to make sure students fully understand the nature and challenges of the high-stakes COTA® exam. Then instructors work through questions, in a guided learning format, to develop students' critical reasoning skills. Breaking down and analyzing questions to understand how best to answer them on the real exam is at the heart of the TherapyEd course.

Making this an engaging and interesting learning experience is what makes our instructors the best in the profession. Utilizing their own years of practical and teaching experience, as well as interactive clickers and the TherapyEd Course Manual, the instructors are the reason almost everyone who takes the course rates it as "Excellent" or "Above Average." In student reviews of the course the comment made most often is "I wish this instructor taught at my school."

TherapyEd's National OTA Review & Study Guide by Rita P. Fleming-Castaldy

TherapyEd's Review & Study Guide has been the #1 best-selling guide for almost 15 years. 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. Combining comprehensive content review in a clear and concise outline format, along with engaging, full-color graphics, the guide gives students the ability to review everything they need to know to succeed. Most importantly, the guide also comes with 3 complete online practice exams to help students understand their individual strengths and weaknesses. These exams--with both multiple choice and the new 6-item multi-select questions--are rigorous and challenging to 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. This makes sure students who prepare with TherapyEd are fully ready to succeed on the real, high-stakes NBCOT® COTA® exam.

In choosing to be an occupational therapy assistant 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 COTA® exam.

Register for a TherapyEd Exam Preparation Course, purchase our best-selling Review & Study Guide by Rita P. Fleming-Castaldy, and take our rigorous practice exams to make sure you pass the first time.


I feel the course was very educational and helpful in preparing me for the NBCOT. - Ashley Love;  

Loved the questions throughout the course and the discussion that followed. - Lauren Rothrock;  

Great information on strategies. - Jacque Lee

Students of Green River Community College