Accreditation & Licensing
Brown Mackie College — Birmingham is a branch of Brown Mackie College — Salina which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413, 1.800.621.7440, www.hlcommission.org).
The occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. www.acoteonline.org Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
The Brown Mackie College – Birmingham’s Associate of Science in Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.
Brown Mackie College — Birmingham does not guarantee third-party certification. Outside agencies control the requirements for certifications and are subject to change without notice to Brown Mackie College.
Brown Mackie College — Birmingham is licensed by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, 135 South Union Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104.
This information was last updated on February 6, 2015
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