Categories of Accreditation & Fees

Seven year ongoing cyclical continuous quality improvement (CQI) Accreditation Process Categories

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists grants academic accreditation for a seven-year cycle of continuous quality improvement when educational programs under review have met the criteria. There are four levels of accreditation awards granted: accredited exemplary, accredited, accredited probationary and not accredited.

  1. Accredited, Exemplary: Programs that meet 100% of category one and category two indicators and a minimum of 80% of category three indicators will be awarded Accredited Exemplary. These programs will also receive suggestions for continuous quality improvement and will typically not require progress report submission. 
  1. Accredited: Programs that meet 100% of category one indicators, more than 80% of category two indicators and more than 70% of category three indicators will be awarded accredited status. They will receive recommendations for continuous quality improvement and will be required to report on progress between two and five years following the report as determined by the Academic Credentialing Council (ACC). The Chair of the ACC provides a letter indicating areas to be addressed, timelines and format for progress report. The educational program submits the report to the Accreditation Coordinator.  The ACC determines a designate to review the progress report and the initial decision letter.  The ACC designate reports to the next scheduled meeting of the ACC.  The ACC will develop a plan and timeline for improvement in the identified areas with the Director of the program. Failure to demonstrate adherence to the plan will be discussed by the ACC and may result in the program being placed on probation. 
  1. Accredited, Probationary: Programs that meet 100% of category one, more than 60% of category two and less than 70% of category three indicators will be deemed Accredited, Probationary. The ACC will provide requirements for continuous quality improvement.  
  1. Non-Accredited: Programs which meet 100% or less of category one indicators and/or than 60% of category two indicators will be considered non-accredited. OR a program with probationary accreditation status has failed to demonstrate progress within the specified period.


Fees:

Program

Program With Satellite

Year (Oct to Oct)

$7,527

$9,033

2016-2017

$7,753

$9,304

2017-2018

$7,986

$9,583

2018-2019

$8,225

$9,870

2019-2020

$8,472

$10,166

2020-2021