To practice as an occupational therapist in Alberta, registration with ACOT is compulsory under the Health Professions Act (HPA). Registration with the College assures the public that the occupational therapist has successfully completed all requirements of registration as defined in the Occupational Therapists Profession Regulation of the HPA.
The ACOT Registry helps you verify that an occupational therapist holds a current practice permit. It is a serious offence to practice occupational therapy without a current practice permit.
This Registry includes the information required to be made publicly available according to the Health Professions Act. It does not include any personal information of occupational therapists in adherence to the requirements the Personal Information Protection Act.
For anyone listed on our register, you will see their:
- registration number
- registration type (general, provisional, courtesy)
- Practice Permit effective date and expiry date
- specialization (whether they are on the acupuncture roster)
- conditions on their practice when applicable