Typical Path to Registering to Practise in BC

Registering to practise in BC


All new applicants (Canadian & recent Canadian graduates) must provide evidence they meet the set requirements by completing all required documentation.

The application and accompanying documentation must be mailed to COTBC with payment. Use the Registrant Application Checklist (found at the back of the New Registrant Application Form) to ensure your application is complete, including all signatures, forms, required documentation and payment. This will facilitate the timely processing of your application. Anticipate three to four weeks for your application to be processed. The following forms and guides are PDFs, readable using Adobe Reader.

For All New Applicants:

New Applicant Registration Form

New Canadian Grads Registration Guide

Guide to Completing a Criminal Record Check


For New Grads Needing General Supervision:

Employer Acknowledgement of Supervision Form

Guideline for General Supervision


For Canadian OTs coming to BC:

Labour Mobility Support Agreement Confirmation Form

Labour Mobility Support Agreement

Regulatory History Form
Forward this form to each regulatory organization where you have previously held or currently hold a registration or license to practice.