Categories of Accreditation & Fees

Seven year ongoing cyclical continuous quality improvement (CQI) Accreditation Process Categories

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists grants academic accreditation for a seven-year cycle of continuous quality improvement when educational programs under review have met the criteria. There are four levels of accreditation awards granted: accredited exemplary, accredited, accredited probationary and not accredited.

For detailed processes please see: ACC.P.03 Seven Year Continuous Quality Improvement Cycle

  1. Accredited, Exemplary: Programs that meet 100% of category one and category two indicators and a minimum of 80% of category three indicators will be awarded Accredited Exemplary. These programs will also receive suggestions for continuous quality improvement and will typically not require progress report submission. 
  2. Accredited: Programs that meet 100% of category one indicators, more than 80% of category two indicators and more than 70% of category three indicators will be awarded accredited status. They will receive recommendations for continuous quality improvement and will be required to report on progress in a timeline as determined by the Academic Credentialing Council ACC.  Failure to respect timeline and/or to demonstrate progress may result in the program being placed on probation.
  1. Accredited, Probationary: Programs that meet 100% of category one, more than 60% of category two and less than 70% of category three indicators will be deemed Accredited, Probationary. The ACC will provide requirements for continuous quality improvement.
  1. Non-Accredited: Programs which meet 100% or less of category one indicators and/or than 60% of category two indicators will be considered non-accredited. OR a program with probationary accreditation status has failed to demonstrate progress within the specified period.

To attain an “Eligible for Accreditation” status: 100% of category one indicators must be met. An on-site review will occur before the first student cohort completes the first half of the program. A full accreditation review with an off- and on-site review will take place before graduation of this first student cohort. ACC.P.06 Accreditation of new or lapsed OT programs



Fees:

Program

Program With Satellite

Year (Oct to Oct)

$7,527

$9,033

2016-2017

$7,753

$9,304

2017-2018

$7,986

$9,583

2018-2019

$8,225

$9,870

2019-2020

$8,472

$10,166

2020-2021

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