A certified occupational therapy assistant can supervise an occupational therapy student during Level I Fieldwork. An occupational therapist (OTR) must supervise an occupational therapy student during Level II Fieldwork.
Clinical fieldwork education is an important professional responsibility of each professional. There is an informative website offered by AOTA for fieldwork supervisors. The colleges and university academic fieldwork coordinators will be more than happy to assist you. Contact your area occupational therapy programs.
Generally, students carry student liability insurance through the college or university where they attend. $1,000,000/$3,000,000 is required by most schools. Check with the individual schools with which you have clinical contracts to validate.
A certified occupational therapy assistant can supervise an occupational therapy assistant student under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist. The occupational therapy assistant student can also be supervised by a registered occupational therapist.
ACOTE requires a minimum of the equivalent of 24 weeks full-time Level II fieldwork. This may be completed on a full-time basis, but may not be less than half-time as defined by the fieldwork site.
ACOTE requires a minimum of the equivalent of 16 weeks full-time Level II fieldwork. This may be completed on a full-time basis, but may not be less than half-time as defined by the fieldwork site.
PDU’s are earned by occupational therapy fieldwork educators based upon the number of weeks they provide supervision. For example, a FWEd. may earn one PDU for each week of supervision for an occupational therapy student, or 12 PDU’s for the entire FW.
The standard B 10.17 states that a minimum of one year of practice experience subsequent to initial certification and is adequately prepared to serve as a fieldwork educator.
The NEOTEC conferences are held annually and are open to fieldwork educators by invitation from NEOTEC member schools.
You should contact the designated academic fieldwork coordinator for each specific school. You can find a list on our members page
If you have a student at your facility that is not passing the specific tasks listed on the Fieldwork Performance Evaluation and is not fulfilling the requirements of the specific goals set up by your fieldwork site, contact the academic fieldwork coordinator from the specific college or university in which the student is enrolled.