Newfoundland & Labrador Occupational Therapy Board

Reinstatement (previous licensed with NLOTB)

Applicants who held a certificate with the Board but surrendered for a period of time, will need to re-apply for a certificate of registration.

Steps in the Reinstatement Process

1. Application for Reinstatement

Complete a re-activation application by entering the member login with your e-mail address on file with Board. Please do not complete another initial application form; if you cannot recall your e-mail on file or if you do not have an online profile, please contact the Board. The application form is a legal document. You must answer all sections completely and accurately.

Evidence Required:
  • A completed online re-activation application form. Incomplete application forms will not be processed.

2. Compile Required Documentation

Applicants for re-registration must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following registration requirements:

    1. Demonstration of professional liability insurance

Every occupational therapist practising in NL must have professional liability insurance coverage to a minimum of $5,000,000.00 with a legal expenses endorsement for investigation of complaints by a regulatory body prior to engaging in the practice of occupational therapy.

Professional liability insurance for OTs can be purchased through CAOT if you are a member of CAOT.  See the CAOT website for more information.  You may also purchase Professional liability insurance directly through an insurer such as AON Healthcare Advantage.

Evidence Required:
      • An original insurance certificate if you have purchased professional liability insurance.
      • Documentation may be uploaded with your application as a PDF.
    1. Demonstration of Good Conduct

The Board has an obligation to protect the public and needs to be satisfied that you do not pose a danger to clients. You are required to declare any of the following:

      • Any disciplinary finding as an occupational therapist or in another profession in NL or anther jurisdiction.
      • Conviction of a criminal, drug, or traffic offence, excluding minor traffic offences such as parking or speeding.
      • Any finding of liability in a civil proceeding.
      • If you are currently under criminal investigation or have a pending criminal or civil court date.
Evidence Required:
      • A self-declaration made on your application form. If you answer yes to any of the declarations, the Board will ask you to send more information, such as a transcript of the criminal record. The Board will use this information to decide if you are eligible for registration and, if applicable, to determine if conditions should be imposed on your registration.
      • A Regulatory History Report from each OT regulatory organization you have been registered or licensed with in the past 10 years. Complete the top part of the Regulatory History Form, send it to each of your previous regulatory or licensing organizations, and ask them to complete the form and forward it to the Board. If there is an area of concern identified by one of your previous regulators, you will be contacted by the Board. You will be asked to provide more information regarding the nature and timing of the offense or concern and how the issue has been managed or resolved. Your eligibility for registration will depend on the nature, timing and severity of the issue.
    1. Currency Hours

It is important that you practise occupational therapy in order to maintain your skills, and keep up-to-date with recent change in practice. Applicants require 600 hours in the past 3 years. If you have not met this requirement, you will need to complete a re-entry program.

Evidence Required:
      • A self-declaration made on your application form which includes details of occupational therapy practice hours completed in the 5 years immediately preceding the application.
      • A letter or record of employment from each of your employers in the past 5 years, stating that you were employed as an OT, your period of employment, and the hours you worked each year may be requested by the Registrar.
    1. Payment of Fees

The annual registration fee is $410.00. Temporary License fee is $137.00. Payment may be made by cheque, credit card or money order, payable to the NLOTB, in Canadian funds.

4. Membership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Therapy Board

The Occupational Therapists Regulations Section 5(1)(e) requires membership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Occupational Therapists. NLOTB collects membership fees on behalf of NLAOT.

Evidence Required:
  • Payment of NLAOT membership fee.

5. Membership with Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

The Occupational Therapists Regulations Section 5(1)(e) requires membership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Evidence Required:
  • A copy of your membership card or membership verification email from CAOT is required.


You cannot begin working as an occupational therapist in Newfoundland & Labrador until you have received notice from the Board that your application has been approved.

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