I am an occupational therapist (OT). I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1993.
The R after the OT means that I am registered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy which “serves the public interest by advancing client care and professional practice through evidence-based certification standards and the validation of knowledge essential for effective practice in occupational therapy” (http://www.nbcot.org/about-us).
The L means that I am licensed by the State of California. The State of California requires occupational therapists to maintain their license by participating in 24 hours of continuing competency every two years. This requirement helps maintain the aptitudes, capabilities and expertise of their members. This ensures the quality of care and treatment of clients.
I am also an IBCLC which stands for Internationa...