Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program
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Policies & Procedures

What steps should an education program take to become accredited?
GUIDE-01 Candidacy Status
GUIDE-02 Accreditation Process
ACC-14 Candidacy Status

What is the OTA & PTA EAP's policy regarding distributed education/multi-campus programs?
ACC-08 Distributed Education

How does the OTA & PTA EAP determine accreditation status?
ACC-03 Accreditation Decisions

Can the OTA & PTA EAP's accreditation decision be appealed?
ACC-04 Accreditation Decision Appeal Process

What changes must an education program report to maintain accreditation status?
ACC-07 Substantive Change
FORM-07 Report of Substantive Change: form for completion and submission (change in contact information)

What information regarding accreditation must an education program publish?
ACC-09 Disclosure

What happens if an education program misses a deadline?
ACC-11 Administrative Probation

What are the current accreditation fees?
GUIDE-03 Fee Schedule

What should be considered when an OTA/PTA supervises an OTA/PTA student on placement?
GUIDE-06 Supervision of OTA/PTA Students during Fieldwork


All current OTA & PTA EAP Core Documents

       Policies and Procedures:

ACC-01 Appointment to the Pool of PRT Members

ACC-02 Conflict of Interest

ACC-03 Accreditation Decisions

ACC-04 Accreditation Decision Appeal Process

ACC-05 Confidentiality

ACC-06 Electronic Storage of Confidential Data

ACC-07 Substantive Change

ACC-08 Distributed Education

ACC-09 Disclosure

ACC-10 Failure to Pay Fees

ACC-11 Administrative Probation

ACC-12 Deferral of Accreditation Review

ACC-14 Candidacy Status

ACC-15 Voluntary Withdrawal from Accreditation Process

     Guidelines - provide clarification or additional information:

GUIDE-01 Candidacy Status

GUIDE-02 The Accreditation Process

GUIDE-03 Fee Schedule

GUIDE-04 Recruitment of JAC Members

GUIDE-05 Eligibility to Become a PRT Member

GUIDE-06 Supervision of OTA PTA Students during Fieldwork

GUIDE-07 Preparation of Progress Reports - in development

GUIDE-08 Principles in the Accreditation of Programs offering Distance Education  DRAFT

GUIDE-09 PRT Chair – Tips and Responsibilities

GUIDE-10 General Tips for Preparing a Self Study Report

GUIDE-11 Tracking Fieldwork Hours

GUIDE-12 Role Emerging Clinical Placements

     Terms of Reference:

TOR-01 Peer Review Teams

TOR-02 Joint Accreditation Committee

TOR-03 OTA & PTA EAP Advisory Committee

     OTA & PTA EAP Communication and Decision Making Guidelines – graphic

     OTA & PTA EAP Communication and Decision Making Guidelines – text

TOR-04 Appeal Board


FORM-01 Candidacy Status Application

FORM-02 Candidacy Status Preliminary Report Template

FORM-03 PRT Application Form

FORM-04 Confidentiality Agreement PRT members

FORM-05 Confidentiality Agreement JAC members

FORM-06 Confirmation of Document Disposal – PRT

FORM-06 Confirmation of Document Disposal - JAC

FORM-07 Report of Substantive Change – contact information

FORM-08 Expense Form

FORM-09 Conflict of Interest Declaration

FORM-10 JAC Member Application Form

FORM-11 Voluntary Withdrawal from Accreditation Process


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