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

For Canadian applicants, please plan for three to four weeks for processing of your registration.

Once the Registration Committee has approved your registration, you will be able to begin practising immediately as an occupational therapist. The Registration Committee generally meets monthly.

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

No, payment is not accepted by credit card, payment for these fees may be made by cheque or money order.

3. 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.