The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)  is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. Membership benefits include: access to online archives of The American Journal of Occupational Therapy and OT Practice magazine, continuing education opportunities, access to the Wilma L. West Library (the world’s largest OT literature collection), professional resources, and access to AOTA’s online career center (OT Job Link) which provides a direct link to employers and members-only resume posting privileges.

The Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) is the professional organization established to serve, support and promote the profession of occupational therapy and its practitioners to ensure the long-term viability of occupational therapy in California. Membership benefits include: advocacy for the profession, access to members only information on the OTAC website, monthly OTAC Newsletters, continuing education opportunities, opportunities for professional growth, networking and job opportunities.

ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners is a biweekly newsmagazine, serving occupational therapy personnel nationwide. The magazine contains cutting-edge stories on the newest treatment arenas, protocols and products, therapy equipment and modalities as well as regular columns by highly respected leaders in the field. The website offers many valuable resources such as articles, news, blogs, a student center and listings for jobs and events.

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession. The NBCOT website gives you access to information about registering to take the OTR examination as well as exam preparation tools such as practice tests and content exams. The website offers a tutorial for the new clinical simulation section of the certification examination. OTR candidates are encouraged to use the tutorial before taking the actual exam to familiarize themselves with the format of this portion of the exam.

Rebuilding Together brings communities and volunteers together to rehabilitate the homes of low income homeowners, particularly the elderly and disabled, so that they may live in warmth, safety and independence. Rebuilding Together offers an excellent opportunity for student volunteers to make a difference and give back to the community.

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