ERIC Number: ED146436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Competency Assurance Program for Occupational Therapy Practitioners. Final Report. July 1, 1976 - June 30, 1977.
A project was developed to design policies and procedures for competency-based recertification for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. Project activities included the exploration and appraisal of various methods of recertification, e.g., continuing education requirements, audit/record review requirements, written examination requirements. Criteria were developed and used to conduct the appraisal of these and other methods. After analysis of the appraisal results and discussion of several problems, such as generalist versus specialist recertification and continuing education requirements for relicensure, policies and procedures for the recertification of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants were recommended, some of which follow: (1) that the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) endorse, develop, and implement the concept of a comprehensive Competency Assurance Program for occupational therapy practitioners (components of the program are outlined in this report); (2) that the AOTA recertification process be developed, administered and periodically evaluated according to basic principles; and (3) that a minimum passing score be established. (This project report includes the following appended materials: contract scope of work, design and audit committee members, initial certification requirements, lapsed certification policies, and AOTA by-laws.) (SH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: American Occupational Therapy Association, Rockville, MD.