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6/3/2016 - The OTA Certificate of Professional Education forms (Statements of Graduation) were emailed to the Wisconsin Dept of Safety & Professional Services today.  Please give the board another few weeks to process the statements.  If you don't hear about a test date by June 22, please contact Lisa Hall @ lisa.hall@witc.edu or 800/243-9482 x2221. 

Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduate Page

If you are graduating from the OTA program, this page is for you! 

WITCís process of graduating the studentsí records may take up to 15 business days AFTER graduation to complete.  The (OTACPE) Occupational Therapy Assistant Certificate of Professional Education form (Statements of Graduation) will NOT be mailed to the WI Dept. of Safety & Professional Services (DSPS) until all campuses report the studentsí records have been completed and a report is run to confirm.  DSPS requires an additional 15-20 business days to process the forms.

In order to give WITC and DSPS time to process all the paperwork, WITC will only respond to inquiries regarding the process 6 weeks after graduation.  Updates will be posted on the web as they occur.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

BEFORE GRADUATION  

  1. Login to your MyWITC portal to indicate your plans to attend the graduation ceremony.  Complete the Graduation Information Form (in an email from the Registrar's office) and turn it in to Student Services.  You will need to complete this form whether or not you plan to attend the graduation ceremony.
  2. Ensure all of your WITC accounts are paid and you do not owe money to WITC
  3. Ensure your high school transcript is on file with WITC in Student Services
  4. Ensure ALL required coursework has been completed with a "C" or better, and/or credit for prior learning has been processed
  5. Begin NBCOT application process
  6. Begin appropriate state licensure/credentialing process
  7. Attend required OT Practice and Management (10-514-185) class on campus in May

AFTER GRADUATION

  1. Within one (1) month after graduation, request an official transcript (http://www.witc.edu/academics/transfer/transcript.htm) be sent to NBCOT which includes the confer date of graduation and degree earned .  On the Basic Order Information page, be sure to check Hold for posting of current semester degrees, which means WITC will not release your transcript until your degree has been conferred.  If you do not check this box, you will end up requesting & paying for a 2nd transcript to be sent when your degree has been conferred.

All transcript requests must be made online and sent directly to NBCOT by WITC:

          NBCOT
          12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100
          Gaithersburg MD  20877-4150

Or send it electronically using a secure document transfer program to: transcripts@nbcot.org

Three weeks after graduation, please check this page for updated information as to when the OTACPEs were submitted to Wisconsin DSPS.

This web page and your student email will be the only notifications you will receive from us.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES:               

     1.  Collect OTACPEs from students and send to Allied Health Technician in Shell Lake
     2.  Make note of any student who is missing OTACPE and reason
     3.  Inform students where they can find graduation process and forms on the website

 ADMINISTRATION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Allied Health Technician will process, stamp and submit all OTACPEs via email to DSPS. Copies will be kept in Shell Lake for 1 year.

Click here for Application and Statement of Graduation information.

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