The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the nationally recognized professional association of approximately 40,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students of occupational therapy.
This association maintains accepted standards of professional performance in occupational therapy, fosters research and the study of the profession, and engages in other activities to further the dissemination of knowledge about the practice of occupational therapy. These objectives are accomplished by a structure that is built on a solid financial base and by sound management principles in order to facilitate the functioning of the organization and the active participation of members as volunteers in the activities of the organization.
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession. NBCOT serves the public interest by developing, administering and continually reviewing a certification process that reflects current standards of competent practice in occupational therapy. We also work with state regulatory authorities, providing information on credentials, disciplinary actions, and regulatory and certification renewal issues.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.