LICENSING & MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Licenses

SSOT members who hold a practising or restricted licence 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

Practising Licence

SSOT members who are issued a practising licence 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

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

Level 1 Restricted Licence 

The Level 1 Restricted Licence is required for individuals who do not have sufficient practice hours (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 Licence 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 Licences may be issued for a full year or for three months.

Individuals who hold a Level 1 Restricted Licence may be eligible for a practising licence upon payment of required fees and current requirements.

Level 2 Restricted Licence 

The Level 2 Restricted Licence 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 licenses 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 licence 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 Licence 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 Licence may be eligible for a practising licence upon payment of required fees and current requirements.

Memberships

Non-Practising Membership

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

SSOT Non-practising 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-practising members may be eligible for a practising licence upon payment of required fees and current requirements.