The Re-Entry Program is for applicants 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.
The SSOT Registrar and SSOT Credentials Committee review the Re-Entry applications and arrange the set-up of the SSOT Re-Entry Program.
The length of the Re-Entry Program is 450 hours or 3 months and be completed on a full or part-time basis. The part-time program must be completed with a minimum of 20 hours per week and the program must occur over consecutive weeks.
While the applicant is participating in the SSOT Re-Entry Program, they will be provided with a Level 1 Restricted License. Additional information and details can be found in the (link to document): SSOT Restricted License Manual.
Applicants who require the completion of the Re-Entry Program must allow for a minimum of one month for SSOT to arrange the set-up of the program.
Individuals who have previously held a practicing license, restricted license, or non-practicing membership with SSOT, must contact SSOT at firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate the re-application process and to gain access to the re-application form.
New applicants must complete the following (link): Electronic Application Form.
The application/re-application form and all accompanying documentation must be received by SSOT with full payment prior to receiving a Level 1 Restricted License.
All required documents must be provided to complete the registration process. Incomplete applications will not be processed until all correct documentation and fees have been received.
The following documents are required for registration:
Name change verification (if the applicant’s legal name has changed since receiving their degree)
Notarized copy of the applicant’s occupational therapy educational degree or transcripts sent to SSOT directly from the university.
National Occupational Therapy Certification Examination (NOTCE) Results
(link): Notarized copy
CAOT members can contact CAOT directly to have NOTCE results forwarded to SSOT
Regulatory History forms from all jurisdictions (including international jurisdictions) in which the applicant has practiced occupational therapy or been registered as an occupational therapist, sent directly from the regulatory body to SSOT. The following (link to document): Regulatory History Form can be sent to each of the previous regulatory or licensing organizations for completion.
License & Processing Fees
Information about processing and licensing fees can be found on the (link): Processing and Licensing Fees webpage.
Applicants are required to have $5 Million liability/malpractice insurance. Visit the (link): Liability/Malpractice Insurance webpage for additional information.