CALL FOR COMMENT ON DRAFT ACOTE® STANDARDS AND NOTICE OF OPEN HEARING The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is inviting comment from all communities of interest regarding the first draft of the revised ACOTE Accreditation Standards for a Doctoral-Degree-Level Educational Program for the Occupational Therapist, Accreditation Standards for a Master’s-Degree-Level Educational Program for […]

Director’s Update – January 2023

Happy New Year! Below are some updates and reminders from ACOTE. ANNUAL REPORTS DUE FEBRUARY 4, 2023 The Annual Report to ACOTE and Faculty Profiles are now available for completion in ACOTE Online (eAccreditation Portal). The Annual Report and Faculty Profiles must be completed by ALL accredited programs, including those programs with Interim Reports and Self-Study Reports […]

Interim Report Webinars

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Join the Accreditation staff for an Interim Report webinar! The webinar is offered three different days/times to allow for programs to join at their convenience (same information covered at each session). The overview is meant for program directors and faculty preparing for an interim report and/or those wanting to learn about the Standards reflected and […]

Director’s Update – Fall 2022

2018 STANDARDS CLARIFICATIONS A.4.2. Publication of Program Outcomes and A.4.3. Publication of ACOTE Information The Accreditation Department will be checking program websites for compliance. Please ensure your website is current and accurate (see Sample Program Webpage under Resources   B Content Standards ACOTE has modified the criteria to demonstrate compliance with the “B Standards”. Programs […]

September Self-Study Workshop

The fall Self-Study Workshop is scheduled for September 19-20, 2022 at the AOTA office. Please register using the link on the Events & Workshops page –


Director’s Update The ACOTE Educational Standards Review Committee (ESRC) The ACOTE Educational Standard Review Committee (ESRC) has been formed and held its first meeting in April 2022. This committee will conduct a complete evaluation and revision of the Accreditation Standards for a Doctoral-Degree-Level and Master’s-Degree-Level Educational Program for the Occupational Therapist and Accreditation Standards for […]

ACOTE® Seeks New Accreditation Evaluators

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is accepting applications for new members to serve on the Roster of Accreditation Evaluators (RAE). RAE members assist in evaluating the compliance of more than 500 occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs with ACOTE Accreditation Standards through on-site evaluations and online reviews. Their work provides […]

FROM THE DIRECTOR – February 2022

Teresa Brininger Updates from the ACOTE® January 2022 meeting 2018 STANDARDS INTERPRETATIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS Standard A.5.3. Program Length ACOTE® voted to add an interpretation to the 2018 ACOTE® Standards and Interpretive Guide to clarify Standard A.5.3. Program Length (2018 ACOTE Standards and Interpretive Guide) In addition, ACOTE® added the following terms to the Glossary: COMMONLY […]