The registration requirements are the same for all applicants – whether trained & educated domestically in Canada or internationally.
Prospective members must complete the following before becoming registered with COMPO:
- graduate from an accredited osteopathic manual practice college (this requirement is non-exemptible);
- successfully complete the COMPO’s knowledge-based and clinical competency examinations;
- successfully complete COMPO’s Legislation and Ethics examination;
- provide evidence of good character;
- be able to speak and write English or French with reasonable fluency;
- maintain professional liability protection.
Applicants form Other Canadian JurisdictionsIf you are an osteopathic manual practitioner registered in another Canadian province, you may be eligible to apply for registration through the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), if you provide COMPO with a letter of good standing from your board. AIT allows for the movement of osteopathic manual practitioners and other professionals across Canadian jurisdictions without facing undue barriers to registration.
If you are currently registered under a class or category of registration that is similar to a class or category in Ontario and provide COMPO with a letter of good standing, you will not be required to undergo any material additional training, experience, examinations or assessments. You will still be required to successfully complete COMPO’s legislation and ethics examination to demonstrate knowledge of Ontario law with respect to osteopathic manual practice. As well, COMPO may require an investigation into past disciplinary and legal history as well as well as other administrative requirements (fees, forms, liability protection, etc.).
If you are currently registered under a class or category of registration that is not similar to class or category of COMPO, COMPO’s existing registration regulation will apply. Please contact COMPO for more information regarding AIT.
Click here for Membership Application form.