How ONNL protects the Public Interest
sets requirements for entry to the manual osteopathy profession, registers osteopathic manual
practitioners,sets standards of practice and guidelines for professional practice, monitors competence
of its members through a quality assurance program, investigates complaints and reports against
osteopathic manual practitioners who are its members and disciplines those members who have committed
acts of professional misconduct or who are incompetent or incapacitated.Before being allowed to become
a member of The ONNL,
an osteopathic manual
**Applicants must also meet the requirements of Employment and Immigration Canada and
- Graduate from an accredited osteopathy school which offers manual osteopathic education that is
with the Benchmarks in Training in Osteopathy published by the World Health Organization
(WHO) in 2010.
which requires that the osteopathic education be a minimum of 4200 hours for
students with no prior
health education or 2000 hours for students with prior health education, 1000
hours of which must
be on clinical training. Students are encouraged to contact the Association if they
about osteopathic education in Canada.
- Pass licensing examinations as set by the The ONNL.
- Obtain malpractice insurance (must carry a minimum of $1,000,000 in general and liability insurance).
- Obtain a certificate in level C first aid and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults and children.
- Provide a criminal record check .
demonstrate a reasonable fluency in either English or French.