NEW ACOTE® ACCREDITATION STANDARDS ADOPTED

After an extensive 2-year process, including multiple surveys to the communities of interest and several open hearings, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) has adopted new accreditation standards for doctoral-degree-level occupational therapy programs, master’s-degree-level occupational therapy programs, baccalaureate-degree-level occupational therapy assistant programs, and associate-degree-level occupational therapy assistant programs. The new Standards are available […]

Reminder: Upcoming Workshops

There are a few seats available in the upcoming New Program Workshop and Self Study Workshop! New Program Workshop: Thinking about starting an OT or OTA program? Or have you recently started the process? This is the workshop for you! The Accreditation Department will be having a 1-day virtual workshop on February 9, 2024, for […]

Director’s Update – January 2024

Happy New Year! The December ACOTE meeting has concluded. ALL action letters are processed within 4-6 weeks post ACOTE meeting. Below are updates and reminders from ACOTE and the Accreditation Department. UPDATED ACOTE STANDARDS ACOTE voted to adopt the 2023 Standards! The new Standards will go into effect July 31, 2025. The new Standards will be posted […]

Interim Report Webinars

Interim report webinars—you asked, we listened!  We are happy to announce that we have added additional interim report webinars for the end of this calendar year. Please see our website and register under “Events and Workshops“.  All calls are virtual, free, and listed in eastern time zone. Webinar Schedule:

New ACOTE Members and Officers

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) is pleased to announce the results of a recent election for ACOTE Chairperson. In August 2023, ACOTE elected Lynn Kilburg, DHSc, MBA, OTR/L, to a second term as Chairperson of ACOTE (2024-2027). Dr. Kilburg has been a member of ACOTE since 2016 and served as the ACOTE […]

October Self-Study Workshop

There are still spots available for the October 3rd and 4th Self-Study Workshop! This will be hosted in person, at the AOTA office. Registration is available HERE. The Self-Study Workshop is designed to meet the needs of program directors and faculty preparing for an upcoming self-study review and new program directors wanting to understand more […]

REMINDERS:

Conversation with ACOTE: ACOTE will be providing program directors, faculty, and other communities of interest an opportunity to have a conversation with ACOTE on June 15, 2023, at 8:00 pm Eastern Time. Please register to attend the session HERE. Annual Report – Standard A.5.3. Program Length: As reported in spring 2022, ACOTE reviewed programs responses […]

Director’s Update – April 2023

Below are some updates and reminders from ACOTE and the Accreditation Department.    2018 STANDARDS CLARIFICATIONS Please ensure your website is current and accurate. Use the “Sample Program Webpage” under Resources / Forms and Templates on the ACOTE website and the 2018 ACOTE Standards to ensure compliance. ACOTE will be reviewing websites annually. During this […]