Criminal Background Checks

All students entering the Mountain View Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program are required to undergo a background check. The background check will be conducted after a student has been notified by the program that he/she is eligible for admission and submitted a receipt of payment of receipt with application packet. Students without a verified background check are not eligible to enter the program. The results of the background checks are sent to the d​irector of the Mountain View OTA program for verification. The student is responsible for the cost of the background check.

The student will be required to obtain a background check and drug screening to meet the requirements of the school and fieldwork education. Additional background checks/drug screenings may be required by fieldwork education sites. Costs associated with additional background checks are the responsibility of the student.

Most states, including Texas, require licensure to practice. Texas licensure is based on successful completion of the NBCOT examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT examination or attain state licensure. Any form of charges or conviction results on a criminal background check/drug screening may be cause for exclusion from admission to the program.

If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor (excluding minor traffic violations) or a felony, it is your responsibility to contact the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy​ Inc. at 301-990-7979, as well as the Executive Council for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy at 512-305-6900, to determine your certification and licensure eligibility. It is your responsibility to have letters of verification sent directly to the program director from each of the above entities noting your eligibility in order for your application to be considered. These letters must be received by the program by the application deadline.

Learn more about the background check.