Reflections After Renewal, Standards of Practice and International Women’s Day

Reflections After Registration Renewal 

By February 28, almost 2300 OTs renewed their registration on ACOT’s General or Provisional Registers. Thank you to all those who completed this before the due date. 

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. Over fifty OTs did not register on time this year and were required to stop working immediately. A similar number of OTs did not renew on time last year. These OTs are required to re-apply for registration with ACOT before they can return to work. There is a $150 reapplication fee on top of the regular 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 (regardless of email account).

We Need Your Input!

Standards of Practice Refresh

Are you interested in contributing to and shaping how ACOT’s Standards of Practice (SoP) and Code of Ethics (CoE) look in the future? If so, join us for one of the interactive engagement sessions scheduled in March including three sessions scheduled this week:

Wednesday March 9, 2022 – Noon-1pm

Thursday March 10, 2022 – 7-8pm

Friday March 11, 2022 – Noon-1pm

No need to pre-register – click on the link for the date/time that works best for your schedule.

See here for more information about the SoP/CoE Refresh Project and contact Angela Meneley if you would like to schedule an engagement session for your workplace or community of practice.

ACOT is celebrating International Women’s Day with you, today, March 8, 2022