Director’s Update – April 2024

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A.4.2. Publication of Program Outcomes:

  • Graduation rates for three years was not on the website.
  • NBCOT link is missing or incorrect.

A.4.3. Publication of ACOTE Information:

  • Correct ACOTE details are not included on all materials.
  • An active link to ACOTE’s webpage ( is not on the program’s homepage or misdirects to an incorrect web address.

A.4.4. Published Policies and Procedures:

The cost of attendance is not located on the program’s homepage or does not include all components stated in the 2018 ACOTE Standards Interpretive Guide.


School’s Directory

The Accreditation Department will no longer be posting the program’s email and phone number on the schools’ page of our website. We will continue to post a link to the program’s website.

Annual Fees

Annual fees are due each year from accredited programs, 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 (ACOTE Policy V.A. Fees). Invoices for the 2024 annual fees will be e-mailed to program directors in July 2024, and payment is due no later than October 15, 2024.

Notify the Accreditation Department at if early notification is required to facilitate processing of a purchase order for payment.


2023 ACOTE Standards Informational Courses

The 2023 Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) Standards informational courses are now available. The courses include informational recordings and registration for live Zoom Q & A sessions for the respective degree levels. The courses are free and available through AOTA Learn or by clicking on the direct links below.

2023 ACOTE Standards for Occupational Therapy Assistant Education (Baccalaureate & Associate)

2023 ACOTE Standards for Occupational Therapy Education (Doctoral & Master’s)

Questions and Answer Schedule:

OT – 12:00 pm EST

OTA – 1:00 pm EST

  • April 29, 2024
  • May 17, 2024
  • May 29, 2024
  • June 20, 2024 

*Additional Zoom Q & A Sessions will be added as needed.

Self-Study Workshop

The in-person and virtual self-study workshop dates and registration information has been posted on the ACOTE website for 2024. The Self-Study Preparation 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 about the accreditation process. Dates and registration information can be found here.

New Program Workshop

Thinking about starting an OT or OTA program? Or have you just started the process? This is the workshop for you. This workshop will review all aspects of becoming accredited including what is needed and what will be asked of your program. Dates and registration information can be found here.


  • Action letters are sent to programs within 4 to 6 weeks of a meeting. Please refrain from contacting the office inquiring about the outcome of ACOTE action during that timeframe
  • Ensure your “FACULTY” tab in the eAccreditation portal is updated.
  • Standard A.1.5. requires programs to Inform ACOTE within 30 days of the resignation of the program director or appointment of a new or interim program director.
  • It is the responsibility of the program director to remain current with the most recent Standards Interpretive Guide and ACOTE® policies located on


The ACOTE website ( is a valuable resource for information. You can find information on program numbers, past ACOTE actions, past newsletters, frequently asked questions, forms, templates and much more. 

The Accreditation Department is also a good resource. Please do not hesitate to contact the accreditation department at if you have any questions or concerns.