Why the need for a tools like NBCOT Navigator?
How did NBCOT come up with the platform/overall idea for this tool?
How does the NBCOT Navigator tool suite work?
A user begins the NBCOT Navigator by completing the self-reflection questionnaire, which provides a customized list of tool recommendations to better help a user reach his or her continuing competency goals. Users then verify practice strengths by completing case simulations, matching games, and mini practice quizzes that result in customized feedback with recommendations for follow-up reading.
How is this different from certification renewal or other existing professional assessment?
Has the product been tested?
Is NBCOT the first certification board to use virtual/gaming technology for assessment?
What is the cost of using the NBCOT Navigator?
How do I access NBCOT Navigator?
How frequently will the Navigator be updated and maintained?
Does NBCOT monitor my progress on the Navigator?
How many PDU can be earned through the Navigator?
At this time, the following states have confirmed acceptance of the Navigator (contingent upon fulfilling all other state specific requirements):
- Connecticut (NBCOT online competency assessment tools appear to meet criteria established in Connecticut General Statues and the Regulations.)
- District of Columiba
- Iowa (NBCOT online competency assessment tools appear to meet criteria established in state's Administrative Rules for Continuing Education.)
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Caroline
- South Dakota
- Utah (NBCOT online competency assessment tools appear to meet criteria established in state's Occupational Therapy Practice Act Rule.)
- West Virginia
We anticipate this number to grow quickly as more states add the Navigator to their regulations or take it to their board for a vote.