Self Assessment

Self Assessment


The self assessment is for NLOA members’s personal use. It has been designed to help members reflect
their current professional proficiency, identify areas for improvement and develop a learning plan that will
address those areas that need improvement. Members will be required to complete the self assessment
once every two years.

Once members have completed the Self-Assessment Questionnaire and have identified areas that need
improvement, members should transfer the information to the Plan of Action Summary Sheet, which then
becomes part of the member’s professional portfolio. Members should use the information from the
summary sheet to develop a learning plan that will guide their CE and professional development.


Professional Portfolio


The professional portfolio consists of the following components:

  • The Professional Portfolio, where members document their continuing education activities.
  • The Self-Assessment Plan of Action Summary Sheet.


Participation is Mandatory


Every NLOA member holding a general certificate of registration is required to maintain a professional
portfolio, which will be made available to the QA Committee upon request or to the peer assessor during a
peer assessment.

Osteopathic manual practitioners who become General members mid-cycle (eg., new members, members
transferring from the inactive or retired class) will not be required to comply with that current cycle’s
requirements. They will be required to participate and report on self assessment and continuing education
during the next cycle.

Members will be required to complete the Continuing Education and Professional Development Log as part
of their registration renewal. In this document, members must demonstrate that they have completed their
40 hours of CE over a two-year cycle.