I trained in the UK
This process applies if you have a UK qualification in osteopathy from a GOsC-recognised course.
Beginning the registration process
Your osteopathic educational institution (OEI) provides the names of all final-year students to the GOsC and we send you a registration application pack in the January before you graduate.
The pack includes our guidance booklet Registering with the General Osteopathic Council, which you should read before you apply for registration.
If you have not received the application pack, or need replacement forms, you can download copies of the booklet and forms from the students section of the o zone, our dedicated site for osteopaths.
GOsC staff will visit your OEI between January and March in order to meet you and tell you about the registration process and the work of the GOsC. These presentations are a valuable opportunity for you to ask questions about the registration process.
Completing your application for registration
You should answer all the questions and ensure that the forms are signed and dated.
You can send back your application forms before or after you are qualified. We encourage you to complete the forms as early as possible so that your registration application is not delayed unnecessarily if we have any queries.
To complete your registration application you will need to provide:
- a completed registration application form
- a health reference
- a character reference
- an enhanced check for regulated activity
- an entry fee
Confirmation of your Recognised Qualification comes directly from your OEI.
Once we have received all your paperwork it normally takes up to five working days for us to process your application.
After you have been registered
When your name has been put on the Register you will receive a confirmation letter and a registration certificate. You should not practise before receiving this confirmation.
You should also ensure that you activate your professional indemnity insurance policy before you begin practising and provide proof of your professional indemnity insurance to the GOsC.
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