membership

Become a Member of SAOT

 

Your voice for occupational therapy in Alberta!

 

SAOT is a voluntary, non-regulatory body that provides networking and education opportunities for its members. We also advocate for occupational therapy to government, insurers, and the public. SAOT helps occupational therapists achieve their potential and provides dynamic membership benefits and services.

Be a part of a professional association whose mission is to bridge research, practice, advocacy and policy for OTs in Alberta, and take advantage of the many benefits SAOT has to offer.

Professional liability insurance is available at substantially discounted, group rates to full paid members of SAOT. You must register as a paid member to access this benefit of membership. Download the Brochure.

*New Members please note*

The SAOT Group Plan insurance policy runs from March 1 every year. You are able to purchase a policy prior to March 1 and receive your certificate immediately. SAOT has confirmed that ACOT will accept your certificate for a policy beginning March 1 as you complete the College registration process.

 

 

Already a member? Login to your account to renew your membership.

The SAOT membership year runs from March 1 to February 28.

 

Of interest to new grads!

New graduates receive a 50% discount on SAOT membership fees to help you get started in your practice and to access professional liability insurance. If you are a new graduate who is in or starting your first year of coverage, you will be eligible for a 50% premium discount on professional liability insurance. New grads in or starting your second year of coverage are eligible for a 25% premium discount on professional liability insurance.

Of interest to expecting or new parents!

If you are on maternity/parental leave and working less than 6 consecutive months during the membership year, you will be eligible for a 50% premium discount on professional liability insurance.

ACOT – Mandatory Liability Insurance Reminder

*New Members please note*

The SAOT Group Plan insurance policy runs from March 1 every year. You are able to purchase a policy prior to March 1 and receive your certificate immediately. SAOT has confirmed that ACOT will accept your certificate for a policy beginning March 1 as you complete the College registration process.

Starting in 2022, ACOT will require all registering OTs to personally hold a minimum of $5 million in professional liability insurance – employer’s insurance coverage will not be sufficient. Most employer-based insurance does not cover the OT for activities outside of work, or for complaints that come straight to ACOT rather than through the employer. This can leave the public and OTs without the benefits that personally held professional liability insurance is intended to provide. ACOT’s mandate is protection of the public, and by requiring all OTs to hold professional liability insurance, we can ensure the public has options in cases where litigation becomes a reality (note this is separate from the College complaints process). You will be asked to upload evidence of insurance during renewal – accepted evidence will be a copy of the page of your policy that shows the policy number, your name, and the effective and expiry dates.