For more detailed descriptions and assessment objectives for the Navigator tools, you can review the following documents:
OTR Navigator Tool Description and Objectives
COTA Navigator Tool Description and Objectives
If I earn units through Navigator for my first renewal, can I do the same for my second renewal?
Yes, you earn units through Navigator for your future certification and licensure renewals. Make sure your state accepts Navigator for licensure renewal.
Does NBCOT monitor my progress on the Navigator? How is confidentiality managed on the Navigator? Can anyone else access my results?
NBCOT does not monitor your Navigator progress. Your Navigator results are confidential. It is entirely at your discretion if you choose to share your results from the Navigator tools with your employer or any other third party.
How many units can I earn with the Navigator?
You can earn up to 14 competency assessment units (CAUs) toward your certification renewal through the Navigator. A total of 36 units is required to renew.
Which states accept Navigator?
Currently, 43 states plus the District of Columbia accept Navigator for licensure renewal to satisfy, in part, their state-specific requirements. View the map here to see if your state is one of them. If your state is not listed, we encourage you to contact them to consider accepting the Navigator.
My state accepts the Navigator. Does this mean it will count toward my continuing education credits for my state license?
Yes. Please review your state’s policies to ensure you complete all necessary licensure renewal requirements.
How do I find the Navigator on the App Store?
Navigator is now available on tablets through the App Store or Google Play. Search for “NBCOT Navigator.” Earn units toward renewal or your state licensure anywhere, even without an internet connection. You have the option to check out tools to your device to play offline and upload the results once you are connected again.
How do I access the Navigator?
You can access the Navigator through your MyNBCOT account. Only current OTRs and COTAs have access to this free resource.
For even more frequently asked questions, visit www.nbcot.org/navigator-faqs.