National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists, Inc. ​

Call Us: 866-466-2268

The OTC® and OT-SC™ Examination is administered 4 times a year during the entire months of: February, June, August and November. 

Applications must be received by the NBCOT no later than the dates stated below.

February Examination:

January 5th by 12:00 Noon EST

June Examination:

April 15th by 12:00 Noon EST

August Examination:

June 30th by 12:00 Noon EST​

November Examination:

September 5th by 12:00 Noon EST

Any Applications received and signed for after any deadline must include a $100.00 late fee. 
Any Application that does not include the $100.00 late fee will be returned unprocessed.


Mail is accepted and signed for in the NBCOT office 6 days a week and on holidays.
If a posted deadline falls on a Sunday, the next day (Monday) is used for the cutoff.
You are encouraged to mail your application via US "Certified/Return Receipt/Signature Required" mail.

The NBCOT office cannot confirm that your application has been received or at what stage of the validation process it is in.  It may take up to 14 BUSINESS DAYS to validate any application after it has been received.

Please be sure that no information is missing from your application.