Applying for Membership

There are 2 types of membership for the SAO

 

Full Members
 

Student Membership
 

Must be a graduate of a Canadian or overseas Osteopathic college that is approved by SAO and the CFO.

Must be a graduate of a Canadian or overseas Osteopathic college that is approved by SAO. This college must meet or exceed the benchmark guidelines for osteopathic education as outlined by the WHO benchmarks for education in Osteopathy 2010. For example to meet the requirements of Type 1 education the college must provide a minimum of 4 years full time (4200 hours) with at least 1000 hours clinical training for students with no prior training in healthcare. Type 2 courses cover the same competencies as type 1 and are for students with a prior qualification in health care. Typically they are 1000 hours over five years including supervised clinical training and a research component.

Applicants must have valid, professional liability insurance (a minimum of $2 million in professional liability insurance
per claim in the province in which they are practicing) and provide proof of Affiliate Membership with the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners®

 

A student must be enrolled in an approved Canadian or Overseas Osteopathic College

 


Registration Information


Please contact the office for current forms and the required documentation to: SAO, 43 Lockwood Rd., Regina, SK  S4S 3E9.

For membership inquiries please use the ‘contact us’ page