Occupational therapy in Canada is a regulated profession. The self-regulatory bodies, in the interest of public protection, support registered occupational therapists to ensure that they are competent, ethical and accountable in enabling the health of Canadians. All occupational therapists must register with the relevant regulatory body. Internationally educated occupational therapists should first contact ACOTRO to begin the Substantial Equivalency Assessment System (SEAS).
The provincial professional associations along with CAOT make up the Alliance of Canadian Occupational Therapy Professional Associations - ACOTPA.