Reflections After Our Most Successful Registration Renewal

By February 29, 2024, over 98% of our over 2500 OTs renewed their registration on ACOT’s General or Provisional Registers. Thank you to all those who completed this on time, and a special thank you to all those OTs who took advantage of the early bird pricing and renewed before February 15, 2024. We’re pleased to report that this year we only needed to notify 10 employers about 11 OTs who hadn’t renewed on time. In past years this would range as high as 30 or more OTs and employers being notified. In future years we would like to get this number down even further.

What happens to those OTs who don’t complete their registration on time? Their registration is cancelled, plus the OT and their employer are notified of the cancellation. These OTs are required to re-apply for registration with ACOT before they can return to work, which can directly impact their clients. There is a $150 reapplication fee on top of their registration fee, and applications must be accompanied by a current criminal and vulnerable sector record check. Applications can take up to 10 business days to process, due to the volume being submitted. To avoid the resulting disruption in service to your clients, always renew your ACOT registration before the due date.

Each year some OTs indicate they did not receive their eNews with renewal reminders – note you are obliged to renew on time even if you don’t receive the reminders, so you may want to consider setting one for yourself in your calendar. Often eNews from ACOT is not received when OTs change workplaces without updating their contact information in ACOT’s system. ACOT relies on OTs to keep their contact information current with us. We recommend using a personal email that won’t change if you change workplaces. If you’re not receiving your eNews notices, please contact the ACOT office to verify your contact information and check on your email filter settings and try adding and to your contacts. This may help to reduce ACOT communication (eNews) from being filtered into junk mail.