Take a Course

When you take a course from CIOTS, you will gain expertise in evidence-based, occupation-centered practice and research, allowing you to really be an occupational therapist.

  • Understand the theoretical foundation for using a CIOTS assessment to promote occupation-centered and client-centered practice
  • Administer, score, and interpret the assessment in a valid and reliable manner
  • Use assessment results to plan occupational therapy interventions
  • Use assessment measures as evidence proving the effectiveness of interventions
  • Integrate the assessment into your occupational therapy practice

We offer training courses for five assessments: AMPSSchool AMPS,  ESI,  ACQ-OP, and ACQ-SI

OTIPM training courses are available upon request. For more information, please contact courses@innovativeotsolutions.com.

You will also receive contact hours for taking our training courses. The length of the course and the number of contact hours you receive depends on the course you take.

Course Format

Contact Hours

Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS)

5 Days

45 Hours

Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) - Online

Self-Study

45 Hours

School Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (School AMPS)

5 Days

45 Hours

Evaluation of Social Interaction (ESI)

3 Days

26 Hours

Assessment of Compared Qualities – Occupational Performance (ACQ-OP)1

Self-Study

XX Hours

Assessment of Compared Qualities — Social Interaction (ACQ-SI)2

Self-Study

XX Hours

1 To enroll in the ACQ-OP course, you must have completed the AMPS course and the AMPS rater calibration process.

2 To enroll in the ACQ-SI course, you must have completed the ESI course and the ESI rater calibration process.

Rater Calibration Process

Valid and reliable administration, scoring, and interpretation of the AMPS, School AMPS, and ESI require rater training and calibration. To complete the rater calibration process, you will evaluate 10 additional people after the course, and submit your data for analysis to CIOTS. Deadlines for submission varies. Please reference the submission requirements and deadlines specific to each course.

We will analyze your data to determine your personal severity and whether you are scoring the assessment in a valid and reliable manner. Once our analysis determines your scoring to be valid, you will receive an individualized code that calibrates the OTAP software to your unique scoring severity and unlocks your ability to generate powerful measures and results reports.

If our analysis reveals that your scoring is not valid and reliable, you will be asked to test an additional 10 people and we will analyze those scores. In the rare case that you exhibit extreme and invalid rater severity, we will ask you to take the course again.

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