To be considered for registration, candidates must apply for registration with COMPO and successfully complete the following:

  • COMPO knowledge-based examinations;
  • COMPO Clinical Competency Examinations; and
  • COMPO Legislation and Ethics Examination.

Candidates may take all required examinations within the same week. COMPO examination results take approximately five weeks to process. Upon successful completion of the examinations COMPO will send candidates an application form to be completed for membership.

COMPO offers the examinations three times per year.

If a candidate is unsuccessful at passing the examinations, he/she will be given an opportunity to write a supplemental examination at the next available sitting of the examination or at an earlier date. A candidate is given as many opportunities as required to successfully pass the examination.

If a candidate wishes to appeal his/her result of the examinations, he/she may do so in writing to the attention of the Registration Committee. The Registration Committee will review this appeal at the next meeting of the Registration Committee, or in its discretion at an earlier date, and will respond to the candidate in writing. A response to an appeal may include, upholding the examination result, modifying the result on the basis of the appeal, modifying the examination for future sittings or any other response in the discretion of the Registration Committee, consistent with COMPO policy.

Examination Fee

The fee for the COMPO examinations is $790 (Canadian funds only). Payment is by certified cheque or money order only. Please make your payment to the College of Osteopathic manual practitioners of Ontario.

Study Materials

COMPO will provide candidates with study material (regulations, standards of practice, policies, guidelines, etc.) upon receipt of the examination application fee. In addition to the academic and examination requirements, an applicant must:

  • Have not been found guilty of an offence that is relevant to the applicant’s suitability to practice;
  • Be able to speak and write English or French with reasonable fluency. This requirement is tested by an applicant successfully completed the required examinations;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada or authorized under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, 2001 (Canada) to engage in the practice of the profession.