8:00 AM - Sign In and Welcome

Morning 8:30 AM - Noon

  • Introduction, Exam Format and Content
  • Reasoning Through NBCOT® Exam Items
  • Assessing Your Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Physical Disabilities Evaluation & Intervention
  • Pediatrics Evaluation & Intervention

Noon - 1:00 PM

  • Lunch

Afternoon 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Developing Your Study Plan
  • Psychosocial Evaluation & Intervention
  • Professional Standards and Responsibilities
  • Combination Questions
  • Exam Procedures
  • Course Wrap-up and Q & A
  • Course Evaluation

The schedule may vary depending on the course and the questions asked. We are committed to helping all students succeed on the exam and answering all questions may take longer than outlined on the schedule.

I had to take the time to write you and let you know that I am so grateful for the course! I took my COTA exam 2 times and failed by 9 pts. Then I took the TherapyEd course with Toni Thompson (truly an amazing instructor) 3 days before my exam and raised my score by 31 points!! On the day I took my test I didn’t feel as much anxiety and left unsure as usual, however I knew that I used the methods I had been taught in the course during testing and THAT is what guided me to passing. I have celebrated every day since I passed doing what I absolutely love; as a pediatric COTA! Mrs. Thompson was right when she said “All the studying and all the hard work, this is what it takes to be a COTA”. Those words ran through my mind over and over and encouraged me to do this for myself! On scoring day when I passed she was one of the first people I notified! I can’t thank her enough! 

Shelby Hall, COTA