COTRB (Aust & NZ) Inc. Revises Assessment Criteria

The minimum criteria for the assessment process have been revised. This will apply to all applications received by the COTRB office from 1 August 2007 onwards.In particular, the English language criteria has been amended to accept only the IELTS examination by way of an English language test (the OET is no longer accepted), and more detailed information is now provided about circumstances in which the requirement for completion of the IELTS examination will be waived.

Please click on the following link to go to the Assessment Criteria page of the website for full details of the minimum criteria that must be met in order for an applicant to be eligible for skilled migration and to practice in Australia.

The difference now is that they won’t be accepting certificates from your schools attesting that English was the medium of instruction used during your study. Also, they did accept applications before from graduates of non-WFOT accredited schools, but who have had relevant and extensive working experience. It used to be enough for them. Obviously, they are implementing stricter rules in the assessment process, trying to keep up with other international accrediting bodies.

The only good thing with the COTRB is that there is no written exam involved. Once you’ve passed the desktop audit where they evaluate your credentials, all you need to do next is show how competent you are as an occupational therapist in the practice audit part. It’ll be all downhill from there. :)

You can download the revised information leaflet from COTRB here.

July 2007 Physical & Occupational Therapy Licensure Examination Results

Congratulations to all board exam passers! :)

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 472 out of 1,119 passed the Physical and Occupational Therapy Licensure Examinations given by the Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy in the cities of Manila , Baguio and Cebu in July 2007.

The members of the Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy who gave the licensure examinations are Dr. Reynaldo R. Rey-Matias, Chairman; Raul G. Agustin, Marylynn B. Querouz and Bernadette M. Reyes, Members.

Source: Manila Standard

It’s not quite a large number but at least, there are still people taking up these courses even with the outstanding demand for nurses.

Find the complete list of successful examinees in the attached file below.
Physical & Occupational Therapy Licensure Examination Results (July 2007)

NBCOT® International Testing now offered through Prometric Test Centers (PTCs)

This is good news for all eligible OTs. The exams are now coming to you. :) 

The Certification Examination for OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST REGISTERED OTR® is now being offered overseas through Prometric Test Centers (PTCs). Any eligible candidate, who is a graduate of a U.S. or international education program, may use NBCOT’s online examination application system (or use the paper application form) to apply to take the certification examination at any PTC. The candidate’s Authorization to Test (ATT) Letter will provide instructions on scheduling an appointment to test. (See the 2007 Certification Examination Handbook for additional information).

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