Frequently Asked Questions

What steps should an education program take to become accredited?

I am an OTA & PTA student (or thinking of enrolling in an OTA/PTA program). What does accreditation mean for me?


I am an Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist/OTA/PTA who trained outside of Canada. Can you assist me to become qualified to work in Canada?

    The OTA & PTA EAP is not involved in accrediting/licensing/registration for individuals. We accredit education programs only. Occupational Therapist Assistants and Physiotherapist Assistants do not require a specific license, registration or accreditation to work in Canada. The requirements will vary depending on the province and the prospective employer.

What is the OTA & PTA EAP's policy regarding distributed education/multi-campus programs?

How does the OTA & PTA EAP determine accreditation status?
Can the OTA & PTA EAP's accreditation decision be appealed?
What changes must an education program report to maintain accreditation status?
What information regarding accreditation must an education program publish?
What happens if an education program misses a deadline?
What are the current accreditation fees?

What should be considered when an OTA/PTA supervises an OTA/PTA student on placement?

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