News & Updates


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

From the Director

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

From the Director

FROM THE DIRECTOR – Winter 2021-2022

Updates from the ACOTE® December 2021 meeting. USDE Recognition Process ACOTE is currently in the process of seeking renewal of its recognition as a specialized

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


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