Becoming a Member
The Society welcomes and encourages applications by distinguished individuals who demonstrate sustained service as leaders in occupational therapy. Initial overwhelming response to the Society has made us aware of the large number of passionate leaders who would like to join the Society.
Application forms and required supporting documents may be submitted electronically by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants wishing to submit a hard copy of application materials should contact email@example.com to request a postal address.
A Nominations committee will review all applications following the established procedure. Applicants will be notified of decisions within 30 days of submission.
Membership is open to all OTAs and OTs demonstrating "sustained leadership" in support of occupational therapy. Generally, sustained leadership is evidenced by volunteer involvement over a period of seven or more years. Membership is conferred in recognition of significant personal involvement in advancing occupational therapy at local, state, and/or national levels and acknowledgement of an ongoing desire to contribute to the field.
Successful applicants will have:
Demonstrated sustained leadership as reflected in their involvement in one or more areas of:
Occupational therapy practice
Leadership, when outside of the profession, that has advanced awareness and benefited the field of occupational therapy in an identifiable manner
Interested individuals may apply for membership by submitting the following:
Completed application form
Brief Bio to be included on the Society website
Once an individual has been offered membership in the Society, they are required to:
Support our mission through active engagement in at least one Society initiative annually
Current initiatives are described under Engagement
Submit and maintain a current biosketch that reflects their leadership experience and interests
Pay dues. Please see the Membership Fees and Expectations page for information.