Osteopathic Standards

Osteopathic Standards

Currently, there are two international standards for osteopathy.

The CEN standard and WHO Benchmarks for Training in Osteopathy.

Comité Européen de Normalisation, CEN, issued a European Standard on Osteopathic Healthcare Provision in 2015, (EN 16686) developed in partnership with the European Federation of Osteopaths (EFO) and the Forum for Osteopathic Regulation in Europe (FORE). The CEN standard sets a benchmark for high-quality clinical practice, education, safety and ethics for Osteopathy in Europe and has been published in 33 European countries. 

The World Health Organization published Benchmarks for Training in Osteopathy in 2010: Benchmarks for Training in Osteopathy

The WHO Benchmarks describe the core philosophy and principles of osteopathy, the main types of osteopathic training programmes, core competencies, and a benchmark training curriculum.