LICENSING & MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Licenses

SSOT members who hold a practicing or restricted license must:

  • Adhere to the SSOT Code of Ethics

  • Incorporate the Essential Competencies of Practice for Occupational Therapists in Canada, 3rd Edition, into their practice of occupational therapy.

  • Notify SSOT of any change of name, address, and/or employment status

  • Carry a minimum of $5 million liability/malpractice insurance coverage

  • Participate in the SSOT Continuing Competency Program

Practicing License

SSOT members who are issued a practicing license have the following privileges:

  • Ability to practice as and use the title “Occupational Therapist” in Saskatchewan. 

  • Entitled to use the designation OT. Reg. (SK).

  • Ability to vote and be elected as a member of council.

  • Ability to vote at SSOT annual and special meetings. 

  • Ability to volunteer on SSOT committees.

  • Ability to receive SSOT communications

Practicing licenses may be issued for a full year or for three months.

Level 1 Restricted License 

The Level 1 Restricted License is required for individuals who do not have sufficient practice hours (at least 1000 hours in the last five-year period or 600 hours in the last three-year period) or for individuals who have been subject to a disciplinary action which has resulted in a requirement for supervised practice. 

SSOT members who are issued a Level 1 Restricted License have the following privileges:

  • Ability to practice as and use the title, “Occupational Therapist Restricted” in Saskatchewan while abiding by any restrictions imposed and for a specific time period.

  • Entitled to use the designation O.T. Res. (SK).

  • Ability to have a voice but no vote at SSOT annual and special meetings.

  • Ability to volunteer on SSOT committees.

  • Ability to receive SSOT communications.

Level 1 Restricted Licenses may be issued for a full year or for three months.

Individuals who hold a Level 1 Restricted License may be eligible for a practicing license upon payment of required fees and current requirements.

Level 2 Restricted License 

The Level 2 Restricted License may be granted to applicants for a maximum of twenty months while they wait to successfully pass the National Occupational Therapy Certification Examination (NOTCE). During this time period, restricted licensees may make a maximum of two attempts to successfully complete the NOTCE. Those that fail the examination for a second time shall have their restricted license revoked effective upon notification from the Registrar. Successful completion of the NOTCE is required prior to any further application for licensure. 

SSOT members who are issued a Level 2 Restricted License have the following privileges:

  • Ability to practice as and use the title, “Occupational Therapist Restricted” with restrictions imposed and for a specific time period.

  • Entitled to use the designation O.T. Res. (SK).

  • Ability to have a voice but no vote at SSOT annual and special meetings.

  • Ability to volunteer on SSOT committees.

  • Ability to receive SSOT communications.

Level 1 Restricted Licenses may be issued for a full year or for three months.

Individuals who hold a Level 2 Restricted License may be eligible for a practicing license upon payment of required fees and current requirements.

Memberships

Non-practicing Membership

Non-practicing memberships are for SSOT members that are NOT currently practicing occupational therapy in Saskatchewan but are eligible for registration as a practicing member or were in good standing when last registered with a Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Body.

SSOT Non-practicing members have the following privileges:

  • Ability to have a voice, but not vote at SSOT annual and special meetings.

  • Ability to volunteer on SSOT committees.

  • Ability to receive SSOT communications.

Non-practicing members may be eligible for a practicing license upon payment of required fees and current requirements.

Student Membership

Students enrolled in a Canadian undergraduate program in Occupational Therapy or Canadian entry-level Professional Master’s program in Occupational Therapy are eligible for student membership upon approval of the relevant application form(s).

SSOT student members have the following privileges:

  • Ability to have a voice, but no vote at SSOT annual and special meetings.

  • Ability to volunteer on SSOT committees.

  • Ability to receive SSOT communications

Life Membership

Life memberships are granted by the council to SSOT members who are non-practicing or former practicing members in recognition of outstanding service to occupational therapy in Saskatchewan.

SSOT Life members have the following privileges:

  • Ability to have a voice, but no vote at SSOT annual and special meetings.

  • Ability to volunteer on SSOT committees.

  • Ability to receive SSOT communications.