We have lots of exciting news to share about the Navigator, our competency assessment platform that is free to all OTRs and COTAs.
Maximum Cap on Navigator Removed
The board of directors recently approved an increase in the maximum number of units an OTR or COTA can utilize for certification renewal through completion of Navigator tools. You can now earn up to 36 units each renewal cycle from completing tools on the Navigator. The Navigator is free of charge and available to use 24/7. It provides a safe environment for certificants to assess knowledge of key areas of OT practice. We are always adding new tools for certificants to assess their knowledge and earn units toward their certification renewal.
Ethics Case Simulation Deemed Critical for Professional Development
Last year, NBCOT released the Ethics Case Simulation for OTRs, and in January 2022, we will launch a COTA version. This case simulation provides real-life scenarios where you balance the ever-increasing demands for productivity while adhering to high standards of personal and professional conduct.
Due to the criticality and importance of this topic, the Ethics Case Simulation will now have a unit value of 1.25, an increase from 0.5. This case simulation will also be listed as a separate and distinct activity on the Certification Renewal Activities Chart. If you have previously utilized this tool, your unit value will be automatically increased retroactively in your MyNBCOT Renewal Log.
A New Product Is Coming to the Navigator in January
We are excited to announce that in early 2022, a new tool will be available for OTRs and COTAs to validate their knowledge and earn units toward renewal. Learn more about our new practice assessments.