Qualifications of Occupational Therapists
Occupational therapists work with individuals and groups of people who may have physical, mental or intellectual challenges that may compromise their ability to participate in the routines of daily living. The goal of occupational therapy is to minimize or prevent the effects of these challenges on people's lives, enabling them to carry out their roles as independently as possible.
In order to practice legally in Prince Edward Island, occupational therapists must have:
- graduated from a recognized university program
- completed a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised clinical fieldwork
- completed the processes to become registered with the Prince Edward Island Occupational Therapists Registration Board