Membership Criteria

In brief to qualify for membership, you must have completed the following or equivalent of:
  • An honours degree in Osteopathy (minimum 4 years full time, or 5-6 years part-time)
  • 1000 hours supervised clinical tuition
  • Have full professional indemnity/malpractice cover equivalent to at least €3 million
  • In addition to the above, satisfy the Osteopathic Council that you are fit and proper to be admitted to membership of the Osteopathic Council of Ireland (i.e. that you have the skills, knowledge, character and health to practise safely and effectively).

For further information on becoming a member of the OCI please contact the Registrar via email:

Download the Membership Application Form here

Please post your completed application and accompanying documentation to:
Attn: Registrar
Osteopathic Council of Ireland,
Gray Office Park,
Galway Retail Park,
Headford Road,
H91 WC1P

*Please note that those osteopaths who completed a shorter programme of study, and are currently members of another competent authority register, may still qualify for full membership without any further conditions. Please be encouraged to complete the form.