The function of the Accreditation Board is to assess osteopathic manual practice (OMP) education
programs and the capacity of the school offering the award to do so according to specified standards.
The Accreditation Board considers not only the curriculum and the delivery of OMP education, but also the ability of the program to ensure quality outcomes, the resources available and the performance of graduates.
A program seeking accreditation is required to provide the Accreditation Board with a Self-Evaluation Report addressing the required Standards.
The Accreditation Board will appoint an inspection team which includes osteopathic manual practitioners. The inspection team is responsible for undertaking a comprehensive review of the OMP program which includes site visit. The inspection team will then prepare a report for consideration by the Accreditation Board.
The Accreditation Board will then make a recommendation to the Council for accreditation or otherwise.