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I trained outside the UK

This is the process for applicants who trained outside the UK.

Before you apply for registration

Before you start, please read our guidance booklet Applying for registration from outside of the UK. The booklet lists all the information you need to provide us with.

The registration process

Step 1: Assessment of non-UK qualification

The GOsC will assess your training and experience to ensure they are equivalent to the UK standards, the Osteopathic Practice Standards. To do this we will need the information about your training, qualifications and experience specified in Applying for registration from outside of the UK. The documents you send us will be assessed by two qualified osteopaths who are also trained as registration assessors. There is a fee of £690 for this assessment.

Step 2: Further Evidence of Practice

After you have completed Step 1 we will send you a Further Evidence of Practice to complete. This asks about your practice and experience and you will need to include case histories. There is further information about completing the questionnaire in the booklet Applying for registration from outside of the UK. There is a fee of £690 for the Further Evidence of Practice.

Step 3: Assessment of Clinical Performance

The next step is for your clinical skills to be observed during an Assessment of Clinical Performance (ACP). This practical examination takes place in the UK and involves real patients in a clinic setting. There is more information in the booklet Applying for registration from outside of the UK and on the website page Assessments and assessors. The fee for this is £910 and if you pass the ACP you may apply for registration.

Step 4: Completion of registration application forms

We will then send you an application pack and you need to send us all of the following:

  • a completed registration application form
  • a health reference
  • a character reference
  • a criminal record check from your country of residence
  • the entry fee

For further information about the application pack and how to complete it, please see the booklet Applying for registration from outside of the UK.

Enquiries

If you have any questions please contact us on assessment@osteopathy.org.uk