Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand

I am studying to be an Occupational Therapist

Congratulations on becoming qualified. To practise in Aotearoa New Zealand, you need to become registered with us. It’s illegal to practise without registering and getting a practising certificate. When you are ready to make your registration application, please click the ‘Online Application’ button in the sidebar.

Take a look at the documents below to learn about the New Graduate registration process.

Registration Information

New Graduate Registration Information and Checklist (PDF, 940KB, 7 pages)
Information for New Graduate applicants applying for registration and practising certificate.

New Graduate Applying 12 Months After Graduation Registration Information (PDF, 279KB, 11 pages)
Information to help you gain registration if you are applying more than 12 months after graduating.

English Language Policy (PDF, 169KB, 1 page)
Information about English Language requirements for applicants applying for registration.

Registration Forms

Payment form (DOC, 226KB, 1 page)
Please complete this when sending in a payment to us

Request for NZ Criminal Conviction History – Third Party (PDF, 2140KB, 4 pages)
You will need to complete this form and return it to us when you are registering with us, so we can apply for a criminal convictions history check on your behalf.