The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.
The mission of the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association is to promote and support excellence and professionalism among occupational therapy practitioners, and to collaborate with community members, healthcare providers, educators, legislators, and reimbursement sources to facilitate activities and environments that enhance the occupational performance of patients and clients served.
The Hand Therapy Certification Commission, Inc., (HTCC) is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1989 for the purpose of sponsoring a voluntary credentialing program for occupational therapists and physical therapists who specialize in upper extremity rehabilitation.
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession. NBCOT also works with state regulatory authorities and employers, providing information on credentials, professional conduct, and regulatory and certification renewal issues.
WFOT promotes occupational therapy as an art and science internationally. The Federation supports the development, use and practice of occupational therapy worldwide, demonstrating its relevance and contribution to society.