Registration standard: Recency of practice

Recency of practice means an occupational therapist has maintained an adequate connection with, and recency practice in occupational therapy since qualifying for, or obtaining registration.

Registration standard

Registration standards define the requirements that applicants and registrants need to meet to be registered.

The Board has recently completed a review of the Registration standard: Recency of practice. The revised registration standard is published below and will be in effect from 1 December 2019.

Document name PDF   Accessible format Date of effect

Current: Registration standard: Recency of practice - effective until to 30 November 2019

PDF (287KB)

1 July 2012

Advance copy: Registration standard: Recency of practice - effective from 1 December 2019

PDF (132KB)

Word version (90.4KB,DOCX)

1 December 2019

Further information for occupational therapists

The following additional documents have been developed to supplement the Registration standard: Recency of practice by providing further information regarding the expectations of the Board. These documents should be read in conjunction with the standard.

 All supporting documents are currently being reviewed to align with the content of the revised registration standard.

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
FAQ: 2015 revised Recency of practice registration standard PDF (167KB) Web page 18 October 2017
Factsheet: Recency of practice PDF (407KB) Word version (155KB,DOCX) 18 October 2017
Diagram: Pathways diagram for re-entry to practice PDF (242KB) Word version (145KB,DOCX) 18 October 2017 
Form: Supplementary information form PDF (57.6KB)   19 October 2012

If you are selected for audit, you will be audited against the registration standard that was in effect during the audit period, or as otherwise specified. For more information on audits refer to the audit page.

Page reviewed 31/07/2019