Center for Continuing Education of Osteopathy 

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Will  our seminars be accredited for CEUs with your professional association?

Our live and online courses courses and seminars are open to all Accredited and/or Registered Manual Therapists who wish to further their clinical knowledge and skills, either as introductory courses, or as continuing education seminars.  Please note that in order to participate in the practice sessions of any of our seminars, you must be an accredited or registered Practitioner and hold current Professional Liability insurance. 

General Osteopathic Council (GOScUK)

Osteopathy Australia

Belgium (in process of applying for accreditation, check back with us)

DOMPs : Continuing Education Credits for Osteopathic Practitioners in Canada

Ontario Osteopathic & Alternative Medicine Association  OOAMA

The OOAMA does approves our courses & seminars for continuing education credits for its members.  Please contact Simeon at the OOAMP for further information.

Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners OAO

The OAO approves our courses & seminars for partial credit for OAO member CEU requirements.  Please contact the OAO for further information.

CMTO: Continuing Education Credits for Registered Massage Therapists 

The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) currently accredits all of our continuing education courses and seminar.   CR1: Introduction of the Fundamentals of Cranial Osteopathy &  Cranio-Sacral Treatment four day course is accredited for for 14 CEUs, Category A.  All other seminars are accredited for half the number of hours by the CMTO.  Contact us of the CMTO for further explanation.

CTCMPAO:  Continuing Education Credits for Chinese Medicine Practitioners

The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario has advised us that they do not have a formal accreditation program for approval of CEUs.  

The CTCMPAO asks that members who participate in our courses or seminar and wish to receive CEUs are encouraged to do so, and "must be able to demonstrate how the courses or seminars have improved them as a practitioner".  For further clarification, we suggest you contact Sean Cassman at the CTCMPAO Registrar's office.

Other Practitioners including Physiotherapists & Chiropractors

 You will also need to contact your respective associations to inquire whether they will accredit our seminars as CEU credits for you.  

Our Registration and Participation Policies
(updated August 1, 2016)

Minimum Participation

We require a minimum confirmed attendance of six participants for courses or seminars to be held as scheduled.  At times we will extend registration deadlines to encourage more participation, and will advise previously registered Participants within one week prior to a scheduled seminar if it will be rescheduled due to insufficient participant registration.

Conversely, we prefer to accept a maximum of 12 - 14 participants, depending on classroom location, and reserve the right to close or limit registration if we have achieved our maximum capacity.

Should a seminar or course be postponed, it will be rescheduled within the next three months. If we are unable to reschedule the seminar within three months, Practitioners who previously registered for the postponed course or seminar can apply for a refund.  All refunds are processed with a 5% transaction fee if the participant paid by credit card due to the fees we are charged for processing the initial payment as well as the refund by the credit card companies.  We do hope that participants will not request a refund, but will await the new seminar date, since there are benefits to having a certain number of participants in the seminar.  Also, the certainty of a minimum number of registered participants is what will guarantee that a course or seminar will take place.

Non-Attendance Policy

Our courses and seminars are designed and known for small groups with alot of individual attention provided by our Instructors.  Group practice is an important and integral part of learning manual therapy and is planned well in advance of the seminar date.  As a result, students who register for a seminar, then later chose not to attend for whatever reason, should know that they are compromising the quality of the course.  As a result, we do not encourage students to request to defer their participation in a seminar, once they have already registered.

The  Institute for Continuing Education of Osteopathy in Ontario does not offer refunds to Practitioners who register then later chose not to participate for personal reasons.  Educational Institutions incur and commit to great financial expenses well in advance of the seminar date that cannot be reimbursed or deferred at the whim of Participants.   

Practitioners who register and pay for any of our courses or seminars, then find they cannot participate for personal emergency medical reason can apply to the Institute for Continuing Education of Osteopathy in Ontario for a credit to be applied to future courses.  This decision is made on a case by case basis.  Please be advised that a Doctors Letter attesting to a valid reason for missing a seminar may be required for a Practitioner to be allowed defer their registration to a later date.

Refunds for Cancelled / Postponed Courses or Seminars

Courses or Seminars that are postponed due to insufficient registration are usually rescheduled within three months to allow for additional registration of participants.  If a Practitioner who previously registered for a course or seminar that is postponed cannot participate in the seminar at its rescheduled time for valid medical reasons can apply for a refund.  The refund will be issued with 5% charge to cover the cost of processing the initial transaction as well as the cost of issuing a refund.  The ICEOO hopes that Practitioners who initially registered for a course or seminar will agree to await the new course date, since it is based upon these confirmed registrations that a course can be offered.

We cannot refund a Participant once they are registered due to any confusion or lack of inquiry on their part regarding the actual number of CEUs their association recognises of our courses or seminars.  If your main goal in participating in our seminars is simply to fulfill your CEU requirements, we suggest you read our detailed information on the left side of this page or contact your association prior to registering or submitting payment to us.

Certificates of Completion

Certificates of Completion are remitted to Participants who have successfully completed an entire seminar day or course.  Certificates are remitted only at the end of a seminar or course. Effective September 2015, Participants who chose to leave a seminar early will not receive their Certificate.

Lost or Damaged Personal Items

The ICEOO is not responsible for lost or damaged personal items arising from participation in any seminar or course we offer.  The ICEOO is also not responsible for personal injury or claim of personal injury resulting from participation in any of our courses or seminars.

Disruptive Behavior

Each course or seminar has a pre-set curriculum and practice times designed for creating a positive group space where learning can occur, new skills can be integrated, and confidence gained.  Because it is imperative that this atmosphere conducive to positive learning be created, we reserve the right to ask any participant who is repeatedly engaging in behavior that is disruptive, disrespectful to the Instructor, upsetting to other participants, or not in harmony with the purpose of the group to leave the course/seminar.  Participants who are asked to leave will be reimbursed the amount proportional to the balance of the time of the course or seminars they will miss.  Our Instructors reserve the right to ask a disruptive participant to leave at their discretion and we stand by their good judgement.

Please note that if you chose to participate in one of our seminars or courses, complete, sign, and submit the Registration Form, then you have agreed to abide by our policies, as is clearly stated on each Registration Form.

Thank you for chosing The  Institute for Continuing Education of Osteopathy in Ontario for your Continuing Education needs.  We hope to bring you a standard of excellence beyond your expectations.