To confirm that an occupational therapist (OT) is registered or to locate an Ontario OT, visit Find an Occupational Therapist. This public list of information about OTs can be accessed any time on our website.

If you are having difficulty locating an OT, please contact the College at 1.800.890.6570/416.214.1177 x236 or info@coto.org and we would be happy to help you. The College's business hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Being registered with the College means that an OT meets the requirements to practice and is accountable to the College for their conduct and meeting the standards of the profession.


Information about a health care professional can help you make choices about your heath care. You can make sure a person providing occupational therapy services in Ontario is registered with the College.

All the individuals who are qualified and able to practice occupational therapy in Ontario are listed with a status of 'registered'. Previous registrants of the College are also listed.

It is illegal in Ontario for someone to use the title "occupational therapist", the initials OT, or any variation of the title if they are not registered with the College.

Information Available About OTs & Their Professional Corporations

The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the College bylaws specify what information about each OT is to be kept and made available to the public.

You can find information about:

  • registration status (OT is registered, suspended, revoked, resigned, retired)
  • languages in which the OT is able to provide service
  • current employment information, including address and telephone number
  • restrictions on how an occupational therapist can practice
  • registration history (type of registration with the College, dates of registration, registration expiry date, past registration status)
  • disciplinary history (information about any hearings, rulings and penalties).
Read the complete list of publicly available information about OTs and their Professional Corporations.

 

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Here is a list of the publicly available information about OTs and their professional corporations.

Full name and former name (if any)
Registration number
Registration history, including a notation of every suspension or revocation
Information from an OT’s employment profile (for example practice setting and client age range)
Any existing terms, conditions and limitations (TCLs) on an OT’s certificate of registration
A summary of allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence, if any, awaiting hearing by the Discipline Committee that relate to an OT as well as the status of the discipline proceeding (for example, scheduled hearing dates, whether the hearing has been adjourned, etc.). The Notice of Hearing is posted directly on the website.
If the Discipline Committee makes a finding of professional misconduct and/or incompetence against an OT, a brief summary of the facts on which the finding was based; the penalty; and whether the finding is under appeal.
Information about allegation(s) of incapacity, if any, awaiting hearing by the Fitness to Practise Committee; and, if there is a finding of incapacity, a summary of the order made by the panel hearing the matter; and whether the finding is under appeal.
Findings of malpractice/professional negligence made on or after June 4, 2009.
A notation of the fact an OT has resigned and agreed to never practise again in Ontario during or as a result of an investigation or public complaint.
Name of former OTs and if known, a notation that the OT is deceased
Any information agreed to be placed on the public register by the OT and the College
Professional corporations in which the OT is a director or shareholder, its address and telephone number.
A caution-in-person outcome for investigations into an OT’s conduct or practice, commenced on or after January 1, 2017. A caution-in-person is issued by the College’s Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) when there is a moderate risk that concerns about conduct or practice may have a direct impact on patient care, safety, or the public interest if it is not addressed.
A Specified Continuing Education or Remediation Program (SCERP) outcome for investigations into an OT’s conduct or practice, commenced on or after January 1, 2017. SCERPS are issued by the ICRC when there is a moderate risk that concerns about conduct or practice may have a direct impact on patient care, safety, or the public interest if it is not addressed and the concerns are best addressed through additional education or remediation. 
An Undertaking outcome for investigations into an OT’s conduct or practice, commenced on or after January 1, 2017. An Undertaking is a binding and enforceable agreement between an OT and the College which generally sets out an obligation or restriction the OT is giving the College (for example, an agreement to only practice occupational therapy when supervised by another health care professional approved by the College). Undertakings are issued by the ICRC when there is a moderate risk that concerns about conduct or practice may have a direct impact on patient care, safety, or the public interest if it is not addressed. 

The following information is only available by request. Please contact us at 1.800.890.6570/416.214.1177 x229 or registration@coto.org to make the request.

Notation of and date of referral to Fitness to Practise
Details of bail conditions relevant to an OTs suitability to practise
Details of the OT’s  registration, membership or licensure with any other regulatory body inside or outside of Ontario
Details of discipline and incapacity findings that have been made by any other regulatory body on or after January 1, 2016
Details of any offence finding of guilt entered into against an OT on or after January 1, 2016
Details of any pending reinstatement applications/ hearings

Information Not Available About OTs

The list of OTs located at Find an Occupational Therapist does not provide information about:

fees for services
where the OT obtained their education
any additional training the OT may have obtained after graduation
whether the OT treats a specific condition (for example, autism, stroke, arthritis)
gender of the OT
whether the OT works with support personnel sometimes called occupational therapist assistants