World Federation of Occupational Therapists

WFOT World Congress 2014

The 16th Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) will be held June 18-24, 2014 in Yokohama, Japan. Abstract proposals are being accepted through May 14, 2013. For more information, visit WFOT's World Congress web site.

Frequently Asked Questions About The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)

What is WFOT?

The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is the official international organization that supports and promotes occupational therapy around the world. Currently there are 73 member countries representing 350,000 practitioners internationally. The United States was an original founding country of the WFOT and has been a member since 1952.

The WFOT provides information and resources on various topics and has an official publication, the WFOT Bulletin, which it produces in electronic format biannually. Visit the WFOT web site.

How Do I Join WFOT?

You must be a member of your country's membership organization (AOTA) in order to become a WFOT member. In addition to AOTA membership fees, the additional fees for WFOT membership are:

  • OT/OTA - $28
  • Students - $24

To apply for AOTA membership or to add WFOT membership

I am a WFOT member. How do I access the "Members Only" resources on the WFOT web site?

You need to register once online.

  • Go to to set up your account for the first time. Click on "Membership > Already a Member?>set up your account online." or
  • Click here to be taken directly to the form to be completed.
  • Important: Your Membership Number for WFOT is the same as your AOTA member ID (minus any prefix zeros at the front of the number).
  • Once complete and you have established a username and password, you may "Login" and access Members Only resources at any time.

AOTA Delegates to WFOT

WFOT Delegate

Susan Coppola, MS, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA
Term of Office: 2010-2015

WFOT Alternate Delegate

Anne Jenkins, DMin, EdM, MA, OTR/L
Term of Office: 2014-2016

AOTA International Liaison

Rebecca E. Argabrite Grove, MS, OTR/L
AOTA voice mail: 1-800-877-1383, ext. 2045