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 OMP Education:

While there are 33 schools offering American style Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree programs in the United States, there is only one school offering degree programs in osteopathic manual practice(OMP) in the US.

Since March 2016 the National University of Medical Sciences –USA ( registered in USA, offers a 3 years Bachelor of Science in Osteopathic Manual Practice – BSC (OMP)program as well as 4 years Doctor of Philosophy program in Osteopathic Clinical Sciences – PhD (OCS).NUMSS (USA) is accredited by the US Council on Osteopathic Manual Practice Education ( and its graduated are eligible to write the board exams of the American Osteopathic Manual Practice Examining Board ( Those who successfully pass the board exams of AOMPEB can apply to the American Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners to become a full member and a Certified Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (COMP).

COMP Certification:

American Osteopathic manual practitioners who join the American Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners are awarded the title of COMP: Certified Osteopathic Manual Practitioner.

To become certified please apply for a certificate of registration by submitting a completed application form together with a recent colored passport size photo (or scan of one), and the one time applicable
fee of US$150 plus US$200 annual membership (total of US$350). The US$350 application and first year membership fee is non-refundable.
The following are required to become certified by the American Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners:

1. You must be a graduate of an institute that is accredited by the US Council on Osteopathic Manual
Practice Education (, Your school transcript must be mailed to AAOMP by your school.

2. You must not have been found guilty of an offence that is relevant to your suitability to practice in a
healthcare field. Applicants are required to disclose all past offences, findings or professional
misconduct, incompetence or incapacity, and findings of malpractice or professional negligence.

3. You must have passed the examination set and administered by the American Osteopathic Manual
Practice Examining Board (

4. You must adhere to our code of ethics. Applicants should understand that AAOMP has a disciplinary
process and that complaints can be registered against you by patients, third party payor, health
professionals and/or other members. Applicants are required by AAOMP to upgrade themselves
regularly by taking continuing education courses as specified and approved by AAOMP.

5. You are required to demonstrate a minimum level of communication skill in English as a requirement
to providing effective care to the American public.

6. You are required to have professional liability protection (also known as errors and omission or
malpractice insurance). Certified osteopathic manual practitioners (COMP) are required to maintain
professional liability protection to protect themselves and clients from any possible acts of malpractice,
professional negligence, professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity.

7. You must submit proof of certification in Standard First Aid and CPR.

8. You must submit a scanned or printed copy of a government issued photo identification.

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