Professional Standards for Occupational Therapy Practice 2017

  • Shaped by new legislation, national policy and latest standards from the HCPC, the COT Professional Standards follow the occupational therapy process that emphasises the relationship between occupation, health and wellbeing. In other words, it reinforces the rationale of the occupational therapy profession.
  • The Professional Standards will inform your everyday thinking and practice, and underpin your professional judgment and actions.
  • This concise and user friendly edition, available in English and Welsh, includes an index that links the Standards to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (COT 2015).


An online audit tool is available, as a writable PDF, to help you monitor, review and develop your practice against the standards. This will provide valuable CPD evidence.

You will receive a personal copy of the Professional Standards for Occupational Therapy Practice by mid-January in the post. The Standards are also available to download so you can share with members of the public, managers, employers and other professional colleagues.