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6/6/2014 - The OTA Certificate of Professional Education forms (Statements of Graduation) were mailed to the Wisconsin Dept of Safety & Professional Services on Friday, June 6.  Please give DSPS another few weeks to process the statements.  If you don't hear about a test date by the end of June, 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! 

WITC’s process of graduating the students’ 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 students’ 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.  Complete the WITC  Intent to Graduate form & pay the $35 graduation fee to Student Services
     2.  Ensure all of your WITC accounts are paid and that you do not owe money to WITC
     3.  Ensure ALL required courses have been completed with a “C” or better, and/or prior credit for learning/advance standing has been processed
     4.  Begin NBCOT application process
     5.  Begin appropriate state licensure/credentialing process
     6.  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 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 record has been completed.

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

Three weeks after graduation, please check this page for updated information as to when the statements of graduation are submitted to and received by Wisconsin DSPS.

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

PROGRAM DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES:               

     1.  Collect all OTACPEs from students and send with roster in 1 packet to Allied Health Technician for completion, signature, and submission to the DSPS
     2.  Make note of any student who is missing OTACPE and reason
     3.  Add a statement in Blackboard or email reiterating where students can find graduation process and forms on the website

 ADMINISTRATION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Allied Health Technician will type & notarize (if needed) each OTACPE statement
  2. College Registrar will sign each statement.
  3. School stamp will be added
  4. Allied Health Technician will mail all OTACPEs to DSPS as a package via certified mail. Copies will be kept in Shell Lake.

Click here for Application and Statement of Graduation information.

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