Our responsibilities

The Prince Edward Island College of Occupational Therapists (PEICOT, the College) is a governing body that regulates the occupational therapy practice in Prince Edward Island.

The purpose of the College is to protect the public's right to quality occupational therapy services in the province. All occupational therapists practising in Prince Edward Island must be registered members of PEICOT.

The work of the College involves registering qualified occupational therapists, supporting and monitoring quality practice, and responding fairly to practice concerns.


The College differs from professional associations or interest groups, which are voluntary and serve the interests of professionals. Our mandate is to protect the public by:

  • setting standards for entry-to-practice for the profession;
  • setting standards for ongoing practice and ethical conduct;
  • establishing guidelines and quality assurance programs for registered occupational therapists to ensure they practise safely, ethically and competently; and
  • investigating any complaints raised about a registrant's practice.