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Occupational Therapists Returning to Practice

In order to practice as an Occupational Therapist in Saskatchewan, registration with SSOT is compulsory under the Occupational Therapist’s Act, 1997. Registration with SSOT assures the public that the Occupational Therapist has successfully completed all requirements of registration as defined in the legislation. It is advisable to begin your registration application early, as you must be registered and hold the applicable practice permit before commencing employment (including workplace orientation).

If you have not worked 1000 hours in the last five years or 600 hours in the last three years as a licensed Occupational Therapist in a regulated province or country you may be required to complete the SSOT Re-Entry Program prior to being eligible for a Practicing License.

The SSOT Registrar and SSOT Credentials Committee review the Re-Entry applications and sets up the SSOT Re-Entry Program. While the applicant is participating in the SSOT Re- Entry Program they will have a SSOT Restricted License. Please review the attached SSOT Restricted License Manual for more details.

Prior to receiving a practising license, you will be required to provide proof of successful completion of the National Occupational Therapy Certification Examination (NOTCE).

Application Forms

Re-Entry applicants must provide evidence they meet the set requirements by completing the following application form and all other required documentation.

The application and accompanying documentation must be received by SSOT with full payment. Anticipate at least one month for your application to be processed.

Fees

SSOT’s membership year is from March 1 to the last day of February. There is a non-refundable application fee required with your application. New applicants registering with the College during the registration year are required to pay the annual registration fees listed below.

Renewal of your registration is required on February 15 each year. The annual registration form and fee must be received by SSOT no later than February 15 to avoid a late fee penalty. If your annual registration form and fee are not received by the last day of February at 5 pm you will not be licensed to work in Saskatchewan as an Occupational Therapist and your employer will be notified.

Fee Schedule - Updated December 2016

Insurance and Frequently Asked Questions

Bylaws to require $5 Million liability/malpractice insurance for all SSOT practising members have been approved by the SSOT membership and the Minister of Health. This insurance is now required for all new SSOT practicing and restricted license applicants and will be required by all current SSOT members by February 28, 2009. SSOT does not endorse one provider or carrier over another. This insurance may be purchased through:

  • An independent insurance broker: a listing of Saskatchewan members is available through the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (www.ibac.ca)
  • The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (www.caot.ca)