Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

 2016-2017 online renewal is now open! 


In order to improve services, the CAOT event registration, online store, and Member Profile functions of our website will be under construction and unavailable starting at 5pm on Thursday, March 23 until Wednesday, March 29, 2017. 

 Please note that our renewal platform is best viewed using Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers. Some Internet Explorer users may experience difficulty renewing.


Are you retired or planning to retire in the future? Continue your professional journey with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). As a retired member you have access to endless privileges and benefits, including:

  • Build the future of the profession! Become a mentor. Join a committee. Volunteer.
  • Stay protected by RISK PROOFING YOUR PRACTICE! BMS Group Professional Liability Insurance provides occupational therapists with the opportunity to purchase unlimited coverage for a nominal fee upon retirement. With this protection in place, your policy will automatically extend to respond to any claim made against you for insured incidents that occurred before retirement.

Click here to download the CAOT Retirement Brochure!

CAOT is looking to develop its first Retired Membership Network to ensure that we can serve you and meet your needs. Please email or call us at 1-800-434-2268 ext. 242 to join the network.


  • Canadian citizen or established primary residency in Canada; and
  • Have successfully completed the National Occupational Therapy Certification Examination; or *
  • Qualified for full registration (without restrictions) from a Canadian occupational therapy regulatory body.

Retired Membership is available in the following category:


Not expecting to work between October 1st and September 30th may register as non-practicing members by selecting from the list of options provided below.











If you would prefer to register or renew for the 2016-2017 membership year using a form, please fill out a registration form or a renewal form. Please email completed forms to or fax them to 613-523-2552.

CAOT GoodLife memberships

Please note that GoodLife fitness memberships will be available for purchase for the 2016-2017 year through the GoodLife online registration system.

* Please note: Occupational therapists who were awarded grandfathered membership in 1986 or those meeting the criteria for the exam waiver are also invited to register as individual members.