Members can login here to renew their permit.
Cancel Registration and Permit
Will you be retiring, taking a leave of absence, going on medical leave or taking a maternity/paternity leave? If so, please (link to contact us page) contact ACOT to discuss options and timing for cancellation of your registration and permit.
Occupational therapy is a self-regulated profession. Each and every occupational therapist, as a member of the College, is responsible for managing his or her own professional practice within the College’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Additionally, each occupational therapist is responsible to the profession and the public and has the duty to report any unprofessional conduct. Self-regulation is an honour and privilege that is taken very seriously.
To practice as an occupational therapist in Alberta, registration with ACOT is compulsory under the Health Professions Act. 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.
Regulated members renew their registration annually. The College registration year is from March 1 to February 28/29.
Practice permit renewal requirements
As a condition of registration renewal each year, occupational therapists report the number of hours they have been engaged in the practice of occupational therapy. Occupational therapists are also required to complete their online Continuing Competence Program each year prior to renewal.
Change of information
The Health Professions Act, RSA 2000 cH-7 s33 (3-4) and the Occupational Therapists Profession Regulation (AR 217/2006) s35 requires that regulated members must provide personal and employment information upon application and immediately when there is a change to that information.
While changes in contact information (including employment details) can be made online at member login, a change of name requires completion of a Change of Information Form and proof of change of name (marriage certificate, driver’s license, etc.). The completed form can be faxed or mailed to the College.
Alberta College of Occupational Therapists
312, 8925 – 51 Avenue
The re-entry applicant is an occupational therapist applying to re-enter the profession after a period of absence and does not have sufficient practice hours for registration to the General Register. Learn more here.
The College maintains a roster of occupational therapists qualified to use acupuncture in their practice. Only occupational therapists registered on the College Acupuncture Roster may incorporate the restricted activity of acupuncture into their practice. Occupational therapists on the Acupuncture Roster must have successfully completed all the required coursework and examinations of an approved program of study in accordance with Section 18 of the Occupational Therapists Profession Regulation (AR 217/2006) (link to the Regulation). New applicants may apply to the Acupuncture Roster by checking the applicable box in section 5 of the New Application form (link to application form) and providing information with their application about their program of acupuncture study (where and when the studies were completed, certificate or diploma granted, length of program, ongoing acupuncture education). OTs who are renewing their registration and permit and want to be added to the Acupuncture Roster may submit the information described above to ACOT for review.