An eLearning module for the updated Competencies for Occupational Therapists in Canada is expected to become available in June 2022. The Competencies for Occupational Therapists in Canada reflect the broad range of skills and abilities required of all occupational therapists in Canada at every stage of their career. All occupational therapists are expected to stay informed and understand how to apply these competencies to their practice. Note the new Competencies will help inform the refresh of ACOT’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
All of ACOT’s registered OTs will be required to complete the eLearning module by the end of February 2023 with an expectation to show proof of completion during renewal for the 2023-2024 registration year. More details to follow once the link to the eLearning module is available.
Going forward, ACOT will continue to require completion of mandatory training as an expectation for continuing competence and registration renewal. The learning materials will be free to access online, and completion of the learning can be recorded in your CCP Learning Plan. Anticipated topics for the next few years include:
2022-2023 – Introduction to Competencies for Occupational Therapists in Canada,
2023-2024 – Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct (a reprise of the same modules which were mandatory in 2020-21),
2024-2025 – Introduction to ACOT’s new Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics,
2025-2026 – Acting Against Racism and Intolerance