Prospective Members

Prospective Members


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 NLOA:

Graduate from an accredited WHO compliant school offering osteopathic education (this requirement is
non-exemptible).

Successfully complete the NLOA's knowledge-based and clinical competency examinations.

Successfully complete NLOA's Legislation and Ethics examination.

Provide evidence of good character.

Be able to speak and write English or French with reasonable fluency.

Obtain a certificate in level C first aid and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Maintain professional liability protection.

Applicants form Other Canadian Jurisdictions


If 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 NLOA with a letter
of good standing from the Association you are a member of. 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 Newfoundland and Labrador and provide NLOA 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 NLOA's legislation and ethics examination to demonstrate knowledge of
Newfoundland and Labrador law with respect to osteopathic practice. As well, NLOA 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 NLOA, NLOA's existing registration regulation will apply. Please contact NLOA for more information
regarding AIT.

Click here for Membership Application form.