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New ACOTE Members and Officers The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTEâ) is pleased to announce the appointment of the following new ACOTE members who recently began their first term on ACOTE: Velvet L. Hewett, OT/L, MPA Director of Rehabilitation UC San Diego Health La Jolla, CA Kristi McLeod, MS, BBA, COTA, DCS Associate […]

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The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is pleased to announce the results of its recent election. Lynn Kilburg, DHSc, MBA, OTR/L, ACOTE’s current Treasurer, was elected as the new ACOTE Chairperson, beginning in August 2021. Chairperson-Elect Kilburg is Professor and Director of the Occupational Therapy Department at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. […]

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May 12, 2020 FAQs regarding COVID-19 Please continue to monitor the ACOTE website at www.acoteonline.org for previous and continuous updates. If you have any questions please email the Accreditation Department at: accred@aota.org. ************************************************************************************************************* Q: Do I need to submit a change request to ACOTE if our college moves to emergency remote teaching for fall 2020 if the change […]

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The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is seeking new members for the Roster of Accreditation Evaluators (RAE). RAE members evaluate 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 ACOTE with the necessary information to […]

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ACOTE is requesting that information be provided at the time of the 2021 annual report regarding how programs adapted to COVID19. To help organize this content there is a template posted here: For Programs, Forms, COVID19 Reporting Template. This template is provided as a guide only, it is not a required format.  

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As you may have heard, AOTA moved on December 16, 2019. AOTA’s (and ACOTE’s) new office address is 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929 (previously 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814). The phone numbers and email addresses are unchanged. Please begin changing ACOTE’s contact information to the new address on […]

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Four webinars are available to all AOTA members on learn.aota.org. Individuals who pass with an 80% or better will receive a certificate of completion. The following webinars are available on: https://myaota.aota.org/InstitutionUserRegistration.aspx?id=000004305326 Moving from a Master’s to a Doctorate Program Presenter—Paula Kramer, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Strategic Planning and Program Assessment Presenters—Harriet Bynum, MS, OTR/L & Tia […]

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Annual fees are due each year, including the year in which an on-site evaluation is scheduled. For new programs, the annual fee becomes effective with the first full academic year for which the program has accreditation status. See the current Fee Schedule. Invoices for the 2020 annual fees will be e-mailed to program directors by […]

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At the July 2019 meeting, ACOTE voted that all programs must adhere to a full comprehensive review prior to accreditation term expiration. Therefore, programs that have decided to keep their master’s program open and are no longer transitioning (e.g., developing the OTD and closing the master’s level) must now complete a full self-study and participate […]

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When reporting program numbers to ACOTE, please provide the exact number of students in the cohort. If there are multiple programs, please report cohort size per program, an aggregate score will no longer be accepted.

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