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Initiated in 2008, with funding from the Government of Ontario and later the Government of Canada, the Occupational Therapy Examination and Practice Preparation (OTepp) project aims to assist internationally educated occupational therapists (IEOTs) and re-entry occupational therapists as they seek to transition into practice in Canada. The certificate program consists of four academic courses and one 300-hour practicum course, with students able to attend sessions face-to-face or online. Since its inception, nearly 92% of IEOTS who completed the certificate program passed the National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam, over 80% received licensure, and 75% obtained employment as occupational therapists. OTepp’s students come from countries around the world, truly representing our global community. The OTepp team is proud of the many successes of its students and graduates. With guidance from the SRS, financial programs for internationally educated professionals, and support from OT regulators, OTepp continues its evolution from research project to self-sustaining program. Program Director Sue Baptiste looks forward to continued success for this important resource for IEOTs wishing to practice in here for more information.

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School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Institute of Applied Health Sciences,
Room 403, 1400 Main St. W. Hamilton, ON L8S 1C7


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