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Study Guide

The NBCOT Study Guide provides the foundation for a successful study plan. Test-taking strategies, effective study habits, and practice questions with answers, rationales, and references are included.

  • Available in hard copy and online formats (please note you cannot print the online version)
  • Sample questions with answers, rationales, and references (200 for OTR and 175 for COTA)
  • Strategies for developing and maintaining an effective study plan
  • Specifics about the exam, including the format, and what to expect on exam day
  • OTR only - sample clinical simulation test (CST) problem with answers, rationales, and references 
  • COTA only - sample six-option multi-select items with answers, rationales, and references
  • The e-study guide is part of the NBCOT Exam StudyPack tool. Check out this comprehensive tool that contains all of NBCOT’s Aspire study tools as well as products you cannot buy outside of the StudyPack.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is there an online study guide guide available for purchase?
    Yes, there is an online study guide available for purchase. After purchase it can be accessed anywhere an internet connection is available by clicking on My Study Tools in the Study Tools section of your Aspire profile.
  2. Are the sample multiple-choice items in the study guide different from the items in the online practice tests?
    Yes, the sample multiple-choice items in the study guide are different from the items in the online practice tests. Information about the online practice tests is here.

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