The Professional body for Occupational Therapists in Ireland

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Becoming An OT

How to become an Occupational Therapist (OT)

If you're thinking of becoming an Occupational Therapist, Congratulations on choosing a diverse, interesting and rewarding career.

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There are 4 colleges in the Republic of Ireland offering courses in Occupational Therapy and all colleges in Ireland are WFOT approved and AOTI accredited.

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Student Placements

Student placements are typically organised directly by the colleges in Ireland. However if you are studying abroad and wish to complete a placement in Ireland, the following information may be of help.

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Qualified outside of Ireland?

If you received your training and qualification in occupational therapy outside of the Republic of Ireland and would like to work in Ireland, you must have your qualification recognized by CORU.

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AOTI ensures a high standard of education and graduates in Ireland by upholding WFOT standards of practice and carrying ou the Initial Approval, Accreditation, Re-Accreditation and Monitoring of Occupational Therapy Professional Qualification programmes in the Republic of Ireland on behalf of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), leading to the award of WFOT Approved programme and on behalf of the Council of AOTI, leading to the award of AOTI Accredited programme

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