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Notice: The Competencies for Occupational Therapists in Canada (2021) are now in effect.

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Nov 24, 2022

Upcoming Quality Assurance Changes

Coming soon: Your QA requirements are undergoing some changes.

New Names

In the last newsletter we asked your preference in renaming the prescribed regulatory education program (PREP).  The majority chose Annual eLearning Module as the new name. Thank you to the almost 400 OTs who replied!

New Combined Plan

The Self-Assessment and Professional Development Plan will now be combined!

A new tool was needed to reflect the Competencies for Occupational Therapists in Canada that came into effect November 1, 2022. Instead of a separate form for the Self-Assessment and Professional Development Plan, the new tool combines both with a focus on growth and the impact of new learning. It will be called the Annual Learning Plan.

New Deadline

Mark October 31st in your calendars. Both the Annual eLearning Module and the Annual Learning Plan will be due every October 31st

These tools will be available in 2023. Stay tuned for more details!

 

At A Glance

Annual Learning Plan   

To support continuing competence, occupational therapists develop a custom 2-part self assessment and learning plan.  OTs first rate their competence, create goals and select related learning activities. After, occupational therapists reflect and describe how this new learning has impacted their practice and clients within the service.

Annual eLearning Module

To support continuous learning, this training aims to enhance occupational therapy knowledge about how to apply the Competencies, Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice to changing occupational therapy practice. 

About Your Annual Requirements

As regulated health care professionals, occupational therapists make a commitment to continuous improvement. Every occupational therapist in Ontario is required to take part in the College’s Quality Assurance (QA) program.

The QA program is designed to help occupational therapists reflect on their roles and responsibilities, and identify new learning required to ensure they are providing safe, effective, ethical care.

Any questions? Contact qaprogram@coto.org.