Regulatory Agency

College of Occupational Therapists of BC


The College of Occupational Therapists of BC (COTBC) is responsible for ensuring the safe, ethical, and competent practice of occupational therapy in BC. It operates under BC’s Health Professions Act and the Occupational Therapists Regulation. All occupational therapists who practice in BC must be registered members of the COTBC.

The COTBC is responsible for:

  • Setting standards for practice and ethical conduct
  • Registering only those occupational therapists who meet established education and practice standards
  • Responding fairly to concerns and complaints raised about registrants' practice
  • Monitoring and supporting registrants’ continued competence

Complaints about an occupational therapist should be directed to the registrar of the COTBC directly. All complaints must be received in writing. Once a complaint has been made, the Inquiry Committee will investigate the complaint in a timely manner. See the Complaints Process for more.


College of Occupational Therapists of BC
Suite 219, Yarrow Building
645 Fort Street
Victoria, BC
V8W 1G2

Telephone: 250-386-6822
Toll Free: 1-866-386-6822
Fax: 250-383-4144