Membership Criteria

The Association has established criteria for registration to best protect the public interest and foster confidence in the competency of the profession. The requirements include:

Education:

  • A Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice obtained in an accredited educational institute approved by the Association.
  • Completion of 4200 hours in osteopathy education, including at least 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice.

Evaluation:

  • Evaluation based on your education record and osteopathic practice experience.
  • Some applicants may be required to successfully pass our interview or/and an academic examination, which includes your theoretical knowledge, practice safety and professional ethics.

Good Conduct:

  • The previous conduct must not afford reasonable grounds for the belief that osteopathic manual practice will not be practiced safely and ethically.

Work Eligibility:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, or be authorized under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) to engage in employment as an osteopathic manual practitioner.