News & Updates


USDE Update

Dear Program Directors and Stakeholders, ACOTE is currently in the process of seeking renewal of its recognition as a specialized accreditor with the U.S. Department


New ACOTE Officers and Members

Lynn Kilburg, DHSc, MBA, OTR/L, who has served in the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) Chairperson-Elect position for the past year, became the

From the Director

FROM THE DIRECTOR – September 2021

Updates from the ACOTE® August 2021 meeting POLICY CHANGES ACOTE® POLICY IV.C. CLASSIFICATION OF ACCREDITATION CATEGORIES ACOTE has modified the Classification of Accreditation Categories Policy

Policy Changes

Changes to Accreditation Categories

The presentation on changes to accreditation categories can be found here. Please send any questions you may have to

From the Director

Important ACOTE Update – August 2021

**IMPORTANT UPDATE AND CHANGES** ACOTE® is currently undergoing US Department of Education (USDE) re-recognition review. Maintaining USDE recognition assures that federal student aid funds are

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August Virtual Self-Study Workshop

Our Self-Study Workshop registration is now open! The Self-Study Workshop is designed for administrators, program directors and faculty preparing for an upcoming self-study review or

From the Director


ACOTE® met virtually in April.  Highlights from the meeting include: 2018 STANDARDS INTERPRETATIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS A.2.12. Adequate Space Standard A.2.12 requires that adequate space must


Distance Education Modalities

The US Department of Education (USDE) is extending its allowance for institutions to use distance education modalities to accommodate students without going through the regular approval process