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I am a COTA!

Published March 8, 2013 7:49 PM by Jennifer Preston

I passed the exam!  I am now officially a COTA!  I can't believe it's finally done, that was the last hurdle I had to jump and now I can officially be on my way to my new career.  It's such an awesome feeling to know that there will be no more lectures, no more studying and no more exams.  My time is again my own.  It is weird to sit and watch tv and not feel guilty for not studying.   Now it's time to seriously start looking for a job.  I can't wait to start working and helping people!


Congratulations! I recently passed my boards and I am also a COTA looking to start my new career and have the same feelings of how nice it is to have my time back:)  I also understand what you are saying Tim and realize that I will never stop learning and I am happy about that. Good luck on your new career. I realize this post is several months after you have passed so I hope you are in the area where you wish to be!

Melissa Garner, COTA September 1, 2013 9:56 AM
Cincinnati OH

Thank you, Tim.  You are right that the learning does not stop after graduation.  In fact, in the 2 weeks I've been licensed I have already acquired 2 CEUs, am attending a conference tomorrow and have registered for another next month.  The learning continues, but at my own pace, which I appreciate.  Thank you again!

Jennifer Preston, COTA March 21, 2013 3:39 PM
Livonia MI

Well Jennifer, first off congradulations on passing the exam. However I hate to inform you but just because school is done and you passed the certification exam that does not mean no more lectures, studying or exams. You will need to complete the required amount of CEUs yearly to keep your license. You will need to continue learning about better ways to help your patients, as school was just the groundwork. Yes, it will not be as intense as going to school full time, but never stop learning! Good luck in your career.

Tim Banish, LTC - COTA March 15, 2013 9:54 AM
Cincinnati OH

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