Board Examinations

Board Examinations

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

  • Knowledge-Based Board Examinations.

  • Clinical Competency Board Examinations.

  • Legislation and Ethics Board Examination.

Applicants will take all required board examinations within the same week. ONNL board examination results
take approximately up to four weeks to process. Upon successful completion of the board examinations
ONNL will send candidates an application form to be completed for membership.

ONNL offers the examinations three times per year.

If a candidate is unsuccessful at passing the board 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 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 ONNL policy.

Study Materials

ONNL will provide candidates with study material (regulations, standards of practice, policies, guidelines,
etc.) upon application. 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 board 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 manual osteopathy profession.