Retired Member

Are you retired or planning to retire soon? Continue your professional journey with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and gain access to special retired member benefits.

Join     or     Renew
**CAOT’s membership year runs from October 1st – September 30th each year.  Membership fees are not Pro-rated**

Benefits include:

  • The opportunity to participate in building the future of the profession!   Join a committee. Volunteer. Get involved with CAOT  to shape the occupational therapy profession in Canada.
  • Access to the CAOT Professional Liability Insurance policy you’ve come to trust. Stay protected by risk proofing your practice. Partnered with BMS Group, CAOT’s Professional Liability Insurance  provides occupational therapists with the opportunity to purchase unlimited coverage for a nominal fee upon retirement. With this protection in place, your policy will automatically extend to respond to any claim made against you for insured incidents that occurred before retirement.
  • An invitation to join our Retired Member Network  to ensure you remain connected to other retired OTs regarding areas of professional mutual interest. Please email  or call us at 1-800-434-2268 ext. 231 to join the network.

Requirements *

  • Canadian citizen or established primary residency in Canada; and
  • Have successfully completed the National Occupational Therapy Certification Examination; or 
  • Qualified for full registration (without restrictions) from a Canadian occupational therapy regulatory body.
*Please note: Occupational therapists who were awarded grandfathered membership in 1986 or those meeting the criteria for the exam waiver are also invited to register as individual members.

Retired Membership is available in the following category:

Eligibility CAOT  + CAOT-QC CAOT-BC
Not expecting to work between October 1st and September 30th  $170 $212

Already a Retired Member? Login to My Account to access members-only content, your profile, membership and insurance documents, personalized news, event listings, and much more! 

If you would prefer to register or renew for the 2017-2018 membership year using a form, please fill out a registration form or a renewal form. Please email completed forms to or fax them to 613-523-2552.

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