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Regulating competent and ethical occupational therapy services has been and will always be ACOT’s primary focus.  

Each and every occupational therapist, as a member of the College and is responsible for managing their own professional practice within the College’s Standards of PracticeCode of Ethics and the Competencies for Occupational Therapists in Canada.

Standards of Practice (SoP) and Code of Ethics (CoE) Refresh 2022 

SoP/CoE Refresh Background Documents

Part 1: Jurisdictional Scan and Literature Search

Part 2: Findings from Consultation and Next Steps

SoP/CoE Refresh Project Terms of Reference

Draft Standards Ready for Review

The Standards of Practice ready for review and comment in accordance with the Health Professions Act – HPA s133(2):

Competence SoP – CLOSED

Restricted Activities SoP – CLOSED

Communication – CLOSED

Service Delivery – CLOSED

Consent – OPEN

Documentation & Record Keeping – OPEN

Privacy & Confidentiality – OPEN

Click here to view the SoP document that includes all of the SoP drafted to date including the glossary of terms.

Registrants, and anyone else who is interested in providing input, have until November 20th @ Noon to complete the feedback survey.

In order to practice occupational therapy in Alberta, all occupational therapists must meet all of the registration requirements including maintaining the required number of practice hours and completion of continuous learning activities.

Occupational therapists are expected to continually improve their skills. Advancing their knowledge and skills is essential to meet the demands of changing practice environments and diverse client needs. The Continuing Competence Program (CCP) uses a reflective practice approach where OTs assess and reflect on how their practice adheres to the College’s Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics and the core competencies. Each year they set goals and select learning activities to achieve those goals. Throughout the year, they reflect on and record how the learning activities undertaken have enhanced or evolved their practice.

Registrants must complete all components of the CCP prior to renewing their practice permit each year. See the Meeting CCP Requirements page for more details on what is included in the ACOT CCP.