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ACOTE Adopts Doctoral Standards

At the December 2006 meeting of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®), the Council formally adopted Accreditation Standards for a Doctoral Degree Level Educational Program for the Occupational Therapist.

The Standards will become effective on January 1, 2008. The adopted Standards will be posted on the AOTA Web site in January 2007.

Letters of Intent to develop new doctoral programs at the entry level will be accepted by the Accreditation Department at AOTA. The deadline for letters for programs intending to admit students in the fall of 2008 is December 1, 2007.