Employment and diploma equivalence
The registration organized by the Health Ministry has started in March 2012. After January 2013, all OT must be registered to work in Belgium: it will be a guarantee of quality for all patients in our country.
This registration is also mandatory in order to work in private practice according to the new legislation. Patients are now refunded by the national health insurance system if they need evaluation of the home, advice for technological aids, information of the families and carers,.ADL and AIDL evaluation and specific ADL home teaching,... after their stay in an approved rehabilitation center.Foreign OT will also have to apply for registration in order to work in Belgium. Information about registration procedure is available on our websites: www.ergotherapie.be in Dutch and www.ergo-ae.be in French
is centrally situated in Europe and many international organisations
and companies are headquartered there. Many foreign occupational
therapists live in our country with their families and are confronted
with problems linked to OT diploma equivalence and languages before
looking for employment.
Diploma equivalence :
Addresses of ministry in charge of the equivalence : please go to the
or Dutch information as you must apply to the ministry of the region
where you want to work.