ACOTE Mission & Vision Statements

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Vision Statement

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) is committed to the establishment, promotion, and evaluation of standards of quality in occupational therapy education. To this end, ACOTE will lead in the development of effective collaborative partnerships with the communities of interest, both internal and external to the profession of occupational therapy, which are affected by its activities.

- December 2008; revised December 2013

Mission Statement

The mission of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) is to foster the development and accreditation of quality occupational therapy education programs. As an autonomous entity, ACOTE establishes degree levels and comprehensive standards for occupational therapy education, thereby supporting the preparation of competent occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. ACOTE will continually evaluate its functions to serve as a model for ethical, accountable, and efficient practice, and acknowledges occupational therapy’s contribution to promoting the health and participation of people, organizations, and populations through engagement in occupation.

- December 2008; revised April 2015