Registration Renewal is Now Open!

Renew by June 30, 2018 (Firm Deadline) to avoid late fees or cancellation of your registration.

The fee for full practicing registration is $525 and for non-practicing, the registration the fee is $125. Registrants with either full or non-practicing registration can renew online. We accept VISA or MasterCard. Sorry—AMEX is not available at this time.

CLICK HERE to login and complete your renewal online.
Your username (COTBC registration number) and password are case sensitive. Type carefully.

Please note that your renewal cannot be completed until the College receives notice that you have submitted your Annual Continuing Competence Review (ACCR) which is the continuing competence requirement for renewing your registration. You may access the ACCR here.

First time Renewing?
Click on Forgot Your Password on the login page and enter the information. A password will be emailed to you.

Please use the online process if you are…
• Renewing in the full practicing registration category
• Changing your registration status to non-practicing
• Cancelling your registration

Do NOT use the online process if you are…
• Registered in the provisional registration category
• Moving from non-practicing to full registration
• Reinstating your registration after having cancelled it
Instead, download this form and mail it to the College.

!!New!! Changes to the currency hour requirement now require occupational therapists to have worked 600 hours within the scope of practice of the profession in the 3 years immediately preceding the date of registration renewal or their application for reinstatement. The option of 1000 hours in the past 5 years is no longer adequate. Use our currency calculator to see if you have sufficient hours.

Online Receipts
No more scrambling around to find the receipt for your income tax. Once you’ve renewed, paid your fees and met all requirements for renewal, you’ll be able to login and download your registration card and official tax receipt. Previous years receipts will also be available.

Thank You!
As a registered occupational therapist, the general public is re-assured that you hold the qualifications to provide safe, ethical and effective care. While registration is a requirement to practise occupational therapy in BC, registration also ensures you will get timely updates from COTBC regarding new regulatory resources and legislative changes affecting practice. Make sure your contact information (including employer info) is up-to-date on the College register so you receive these notices.

Frequently Asked Questions