Renewal Opens January 1, 2022
You will be able to renew your practice permit online beginning on January 1, 2022. Access the Registrant Login to the online platform at www.acot.ca.
Be sure to renew before February 28, 2022, to avoid having your practice permit cancelled.
Note: it can take up to 10 business days if renewal approval is required. This happens if you have profile updates such as a name change or addition of an employer that is not currently in our system. Be sure to start your renewal well before the end of February.
Note: when you login to your profile the system may automatically send you an email with a confirmation code. It will look like this:
If you don’t see the email, check your junk mail for firstname.lastname@example.org. You have 30 minutes to enter the confirmation code. If the time expires, you can try again. We have noticed that some Hotmail accounts block two-factor authentication. If you can please change your email address or contact the office at 780-436-8381 ext. 101.
Mandatory Liability Insurance Reminder
Starting in 2022, ACOT will require all registering OTs to personally hold a minimum of $5 million in professional liability insurance – employer’s insurance coverage will not be sufficient. Most employer-based insurance does not cover the OT for activities outside of work, or for complaints that come straight to ACOT rather than through the employer. This can leave the public and OTs without the benefits that personally held professional liability insurance is intended to provide. ACOT’s mandate is protection of the public, and by requiring all OTs to hold professional liability insurance, we can ensure the public has options in cases where litigation becomes a reality (note this is separate from the College complaints process). You will be asked to upload evidence of insurance during renewal – accepted evidence will be a copy of the page of your policy that shows the policy number, your name, and the effective and expiry dates.
Personally held professional liability insurance for OTs can be purchased through the Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists (SAOT), the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), or through an independent insurance broker.
Happy Holidays & Operations Update
Note ACOT will be closed over the holidays from December 25, 2021, through January 3, 2022, and will resume email, phone, and by-appointment office visits on January 4, 2022.
We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season!