The OTC® and OT-SC™ Examination is administered 5 times a year during the entire months of: February, April, June, September and November. 

The deadlines for receipt of applications to the NBCOT office are indicated below.


Applications receipt deadlines:


February Examination:

Early Registration:  Applications received NO LATER THAN: January 5th by 12:00 Noon EST

Late Registration with additional $100.00 late fee received between:  January 6th through January 22nd.

April Examination:

Early Registration:  Applications received NO LATER THAN: February 20th by 12:00 Noon EST
Late Registration with additional $100.00 late fee received between:  February 21st through March 22nd.


June Examination:

Early Registration:  Applications received NO LATER THAN: April 20th by 12:00 Noon EST
Late Registration with additional $100.00 late fee received between:  April 21st through May 22nd.


September Examination:

Early Registration:  Applications received NO LATER THAN: July 20th by 12:00 Noon EST
Late Registration with additional $100.00 late fee received between:  July 21st through August 22nd.


November Examination:

Early Registration:  Applications received NO LATER THAN: September 20th by 12:00 Noon EST
Late Registration with additional $100.00 late fee received between:  September 21st through October 22nd.


Any Applications received by our office AFTER 12:00 pm EST on the Early Registration date posted, delivered by any US Mail authorized carrier, MUST include the non refundable $100.00 late fee.  Late Fees are NOT WAIVED OR REFUNDED FOR ANY REASON.


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 at 12 Noon EST) is the cutoff.

National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists, Inc. ​

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