AOTA Launches New Online NBCOT Exam Prep Center

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and Silverchair announce the launch of a new interactive online test prep center designed to help occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students pass their NBCOT® OTR® and COTA® exams.

Developed and reviewed by top occupational therapy leaders and educators across all practice areas, AOTA’s NBCOT® Exam Prep – – provides nearly 1,000 online self-assessment questions and almost 100 clinical simulation scenarios that help students and new graduates focus on the topics they’ll need to master. Users have the ability to:

  •     Create practice tests of any size around specific topics.
  •     Choose from multiple-choice and clinical simulation questions.
  •     Receive detailed performance feedback to help improve test scores.
  •     Check progress by NBCOT® domain and by topic.
  •     Compare progress with other registered users.
  •     Review supplemental content such as topic outlines and test-taking hints.

“Our goal in developing AOTA’s NBCOT® Exam Prep with Silverchair was to provide the most comprehensive and effective way for OTs and OTAs to get ready for the biggest test of their career—at their own pace, any time and any place,” said Chris Davis, Director, AOTA Press. “Silverchair’s flexible and powerful product development platform provides the ideal framework for AOTA’s high-quality exam prep content.”

“As the leader in advancing the quality, availability, use, and support of occupational therapy, we’re thrilled to be collaborating with AOTA to meet the needs of students preparing for their certification exams,” said Thane Kerner, Silverchair CEO. “Our semantic platform technology provides the ideal product development environment required to support a wide range of AOTA products and publications.”

About the American Occupational Therapy Association

Founded in 1917, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) represents the professional interests and concerns of more than 140,000 occupational therapists, assistants, and students nationwide. AOTA educates the public and advances the profession of occupational therapy by providing resources, setting standards, and serving as an advocate to improve health care. Based in Bethesda, MD, AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward promoting the professional development of its members and ensuring consumer access to quality services so patients can maximize their potential. See

About Silverchair Information Systems

Founded in 1993, Silverchair delivers advanced semantic technologies, publishing platforms, and e-learning solutions to scientific, technical, and medical publishers; professional societies; and the federal government. Silverchair is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA. See