The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education is founded and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Joint accreditation with AMA, which began in 1933, is discontinued. ACOTE independently accredits both OT and OTA education programs. AOTA adopts Uniform Terminology–III. The National Office moves to 4720 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, Maryland, where it is currently located. AOTA hires its first full-time Ethics Officer.