Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Student Associate Membership 

Membership in CAOT as a student associate is free to students enrolled in an entry-level occupational therapy educational program in Canada, an educational program leading to an entry-level occupational therapy education program in Canada or an Occupational Therapy/ Physiotherapy Assistant Program. Download the form by clicking here..

You may also register online by creating a profile, then logging in using the email address and password and completing the student registration renewal. 

Please note that Student memberships are valid until September 30th each year and are automatically renewed until your documented graduation year.

Our registration platform is best viewed using Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers. Some Internet Explorer users may experience difficulty renewing.

To join CAOT as a student associate you will be required to verify your status as a student by providing the following information:

  • Full name
  • Current mailing address
  • Home Province – if you are studying in a different province
  • Email address - E-mail address must be the one provided to you by your University/College. Do not use an e-mail address from a third party provider (e.g. Yahoo or Hotmail) in this field as it will disable your free registration without notice
  • University/College name
  • Program of Study
  • Year of graduation
  • Student Number
  • Preferred Language

All student members must agree to abide by the Association’s bylaws and code of ethics.

Your eligibility for membership as a Student Associate will be verified as soon as possible. Upon approval, you will receive your CAOT ID number and you will gain access to the full range of member benefits including all online member services. Please note that Student memberships are valid until September 30th each year and are automatically renewed until your documented graduation year.

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.


Discounts on Textbooks

As a student associate you are eligible for a 25% discount on all CAOT publications, including occupational therapy textbooks.  

Careers in occupational therapy

If you are considering applying to a program to become an occupational therapist or are seeking information about a career in occupational therapy, please click here. If you are considering becoming an occupational therapist assistant, and would like more information about accredited OTA/PTA programs in Canada please click here.

CAOT bridges the gap between the classroom and the workplace

When you join the Association you become part of a national network of over 7000 occupational therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants that are dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of Canadians through the use of occupation. These fellow members can offer you support and assistance as a student and career advice as you approach graduation.

CAOT gives you a national perspective

By keeping up with current trends and developments across the country, you will understand the issues facing the profession today. New ideas and solutions gathered from across the country are invaluable in your clinical placements.

Some important reminders:

National Occupational Therapy Certification Examination Registration Deadlines
For more information about the exam, please contact the Exam Services Administrator or call (800) 434-2268, ext. 235.   

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