Quality Practice

In accordance with the Health Professions Act, the College is responsible for delivering a Quality Assurance Program (QAP) that supports and monitors continued competence.

All registered occupational therapists in B.C. must participate in and satisfy the annual requirements of the program.

How the Quality Assurance Program Works

In June 2021, the College’s Quality Assurance Committee received Board approval (in principle) to revise the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Framework. The recommendation was to move from a Continuing Competence Exam to a two-step screening and evaluation process. The College has been working with consultants and volunteer registrants to explore possible revisions and the result is an exciting pilot project where selected registrants will be able to try out a different competence screening and assessment process from the usual 2023 Annual Continuing Competence Review (ACCR) activities. See Introducing the ACCR Plus Pilot Project to learn more.

Annual Continuing Competence Review

The purpose of the Annual Continuing Competence Review (ACCR) is to support and enhance occupational therapists’ continued competence.

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Competence Screening & Assessment

Occupational therapists are asked to demonstrate that they meet the profession’s standards of practice and professional conduct by successfully completing activities required to screen and assess competence. This process is currently under development by the Quality Assurance Committee.

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Improving Competence

Occupational therapists who are required to improve their competence work with College staff to develop a customized, personalized, and confidential Practice Enhancement Plan.

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Have questions about the QAP? See Quality Assurance Program FAQs.