Occupational therapists (OTs) are required to renew or resign online, every year, on or before June 1. Renewal opens April 1, 2017.

If you would like to receive a paper renewal form in French, please contact the College at registration@coto.org.

Also, check out our annual renewal fact sheet


Registrants who do not complete their annual renewal – or resign their registration – by the June 1st deadline will receive notice that their registration will be suspended for non-payment of fees, if fees are not paid within 30 days.

The College is required to publicly post all suspensions on the public register at Find an Occupational Therapist.

Renewal Fees

April 1 to June 1, 2017 $743.03 ($657.55 + $85.48 HST)
After June 1, 2017* $856.03 ($657.55 + $85.48 HST + $100.00 + $13.00 HST)

*A late fee of $113.00 ($100.00 + $13.00 HST) will apply to all payments received after June 1, 2017.
A fee of $28.25 ($25.00 + $3.25 HST) will apply to all non-sufficient funds (NSF) transactions.

Payment must be received by June 1, 2017.

Online payment: Pay online with credit card or through the bill payments section of your financial institution’s website. The College name can be selected from the list of payees available on major Canadian banking sites. Enter your eight digit registration number as your account number.

Other payment options: Credit card, cheque and money orders are accepted and must be mailed with the payment form available on the payment page. Ensure your name and registration number are clearly marked. Partial payments and post-dated cheques are not permitted.

*Note: We are unable to process MasterCard payments if the card number begins with "2".


If you will not be working or using the title occupational therapist or OT in Ontario after May 31, 2017, you may choose to resign. Resigning means you will not be able to work as an occupational therapist, use the occupational therapist title, abbreviation, or designation OT Reg. (Ont.), in Ontario, until you are re-registered with the College.

For more information on resignation, please see the Taking a Leave or Resigning page of our website.

​OTs who wish to resign must do so by June 1, 2017. Please log in and select 'Resign Resignation'. An automatic email will be sent to you confirming your resignation.

Tax Receipt

Once you have completed your annual renewal and your payment has been processed, your tax receipt will be available online within two business days. Duplicate copies may be printed as required throughout the year. Tax receipts will not be mailed. Wallet cards are no longer issued.

Certificate Seal

You will receive your 2017-2018 certificate seal in the mail by August 31, 2017.

Partial Refund

If you renew your registration and will not be working in Ontario after August 31, 2017, you may be eligible to receive a partial refund of half the annual renewal fee ($371.52). To receive a partial refund, the following two conditions must be met:

  1. Employment in Ontario must end on or before August 31, 2017.
  2. Registration must be resigned online on or before August 31, 2017.

Please note, if a partial refund is granted, a new tax receipt will be issued for the 2017-2018 renewal year. Partial refunds will not be granted to OTs who resign after August 31, 2017.

Tips for Successful Renewal

Test your login. If you have forgotten your login or password, please use the option on the login page to reset it.

Renew early to avoid unexpected delays and complete your renewal on time.

Verify your registration status on the public register at Find an Occupational Therapist. Check your certificate of registration history expiry date. An expiry date of May 31, 2018 signifies a successful renewal.


Email registration@coto.org with any questions regarding your annual renewal.