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Essential Competencies

Essential Competencies of Practice for Occupational Therapists in Canada - 3rd Edition (Essential Competencies)


The Essential Competencies describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are required for an occupational therapist to practice safely, effectively, and ethically. They set the professional standards for developing entry to practice requirements and continuing competency requirements. These are developed nationally by the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations (ACOTRO) and are considered the standards for occupational therapists in any province in Canada.

 Essential Competencies of Practice for Occupational Therapists in Canada - 3rd Edition