Due to COVID-19, we have modified Quality Assurance program expectations for the year.

Professional Development Plan - All occupational therapists are exempt from completing the 2019 PD Plan and should disregard the due date that appears in MyQA. The 2020 PD Plan will be available in June 2020.

Prescribed Regulatory Education Program (PREP)
- The 2020 PREP will be available in June. The due date has been extended to December 31, 2020.

Self-Assessment (SA) - The 2020 SA will be available in June 2020. For those occupational therapists required to complete an SA this year, the due date has been extended to December 31, 2020.

We want to support all OTs to successfully participate in these self-reflective and educational opportunities. If you feel you are not able to complete your 2020 SA or 2020 PREP by December 31, 2020 please contact the Manager of Quality Assurance, Seema Sindwani at ssindwani@coto.org as soon as possible to discuss your circumstances.



occupational therapists collaborating Every year in June, occupational therapists (OTs) access and complete their annual QA requirements by logging into a member-protected part of the College’s website called MyQA. View the Finding your way in MyQA page for more information.

Self-assessment (SA): OTs must complete a self-assessment every other year by October 31. They should do it more often if there is a change in their practice. They reflect on what they know and what they need to learn or improve. The assessment is based on the Essential Competencies of Practice for Occupational Therapists in Canada, Third Edition.

Prescribed Regulatory Education Program (PREP): OTs must complete a PREP each year by October 31. This is an e-learning module that enhances OTs’ knowledge of the Essential Competencies and Standards of Practice and professional expectations. You can view archived PREPs on the College website.

Professional Development (PD) Plan: Every year by May 31, OTs write down their learning goals and the steps they have taken towards achieving them. They document their progress throughout the year.