Internationally Educated Applicants

Internationally educated occupational therapists looking to register for practice anywhere in Canada (except Quebec) must apply to the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations (ACOTRO) and proceed through the Substantial Equivalency Assessment System (SEAS). This includes Canadian citizens educated abroad.

Once you have completed SEAS, follow these steps to register with the College:

For complete steps on completing registration with COTBC, see the Registering to Practise in BC (IEOT) infographic (PDF).

Email the College at if you need further assistance.