The occupational therapy assistant program at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce Campus, Mercedita, Puerto Rico, was placed on Probationary Accreditation effective April 1, 2017, for failure to comply with 2011 OTA Standards A.5.3. (program evaluation) and A.5.6. (certification exam pass rate).

The program has been requested to submit a Progress Report to return the program to full compliance with the Standards within the mandated time period for correction.

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 and its Web address is

All practicing Occupational Therapy Assisstantin Puerto Rico are required to pass the Puerto Rico licensing exam or the NBCOT. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or to attain state licensure exam. Information on the guidelines for felony convictions can be provided by the PR Board of Occupational Therapy at (787) 753-4099 or found under Publications “disciplinary actions” at . In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.


Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
c/o Accreditation Department
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Fax: 301.652.1417