Application FAQs

When will I be able to practise? How long does the registration process take?

For Canadian-educated applicants, once the College has received all required documentation, applications are typically processed within seven business days.

The Registration Committee makes decisions regarding Internationally Educated Occupational Therapists. The Registration Committee typically meets monthly and assuming all required documentation has been received, applications are typically processed within three to seven business days following the meeting.

Can I pay the application fee and registration fee by credit card?

Yes. The College accepts payment by Visa and Mastercard.

I have a copy of my university transcript, can I submit this with my application for registration?

The transcript must be sent directly from the university or educational institution to the COTBC. You must provide documentation or a written statement verifying your official final transcript (which states degree in occupational therapy conferred or granted) is being forwarded by the educational institution directly to the COTBC. The College must have a copy of your transcript before your application for registration can be sent to the Registration Committee for approval.