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Read our Summer 2016 Newsletter

Our Summer 2016 newsletter introduces revisions to the 2012 Standards to reflect the change to CORE for Criterion 3.4. These revisions have been posted here, along with a timeline for compliance, and resources to assist with fieldwork tracking and role emerging placements.

Read our Spring 2016 Newsletter

Our spring newsletter summarizes the work completed by the OTA & PTA EAP over the past several months, including our new Strategic Plan, the completed T-Res summary report, and new and revised policies.

December 2015

A summary of the work completed by the OTA & PTA EAP in the fall of 2015. Read more here

October 2015

A warm welcome to our new Program Manager, Amanda Walton, who will take on the role effective January 1, 2016. See the press release!. 


Welcome to the OTA & PTA EAP

The Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP) is responsible for the accreditation of physiotherapist assistant and occupational therapist assistant education programs in Canada.

The OTA & PTA EAP is governed by both Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) which are the accreditation agencies for Canadian entry-level physiotherapy and occupational therapy education programs respectively. The OTA & PTA EAP is administered by PEAC.

The OTA & PTA EAP is committed to following the Guidelines for Good Practice in the Accreditation of Professional Programs as developed by the Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada (AAAC).

Educational Opportunities

Education Session

Our 2016 Education Session "Accreditation as a Quality Improvement Initiative" was held on June 1, 2016 in Vancouver. For videos of presentations, please click here to be taken to the YouTube playlist:

NEW! Education Session Presentation Videos

Our 2015 session was recorded. See "Education Sessions" for the link to the recording and all handouts.


November 30, 2015

Standard 4 - Program Evaluation

See "Education Sessions" for the link to the recording.

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