The term “Affiliate Society” means a registry, association or other professional organization normally in the business of registering and/or setting standards for Doctors of Osteopathy or Registered Practitioners of Osteopathy in the country or province of origin of the applicant, that has been formally recognized by the OCA Board of Directors.

Among non-physician osteopaths, only those who are members of an RAS are eligible to become International Affiliate Members of the OCA. International MDs do not require an RAS for eligibility to become International Affiliate Members.

Criteria for acceptance as an Affiliate Society include:

  • Demonstration by the society of generally accepted standards for the practice of osteopathy in philosophical, historical, educational, technical and ethical areas;
  • Receipt by the Osteopathic Cranial Academy (OCA) of the bylaws, constitution or articles of incorporation (English translation);
  • Receipt by the Osteopathic Cranial Academy (OCA) of a current list of members;
  • Approval by the OCA Board of Directors.


Recognized Affiliate Societies

The Australian Osteopathic Association (AOA)
Federal Office PO Box 5044
West Chatswood NSW 1515 AUSTRALIA

General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)
Osteopathy House
176 Tower Bridge Rd.

Belgian Society of Osteopathy (BSO)
Avenue Charles Madoux 59
1160 Brussels BELGIUM

Medical Academy of Cranial Osteopathy (AMOC)
122 Avenue d’ Enghien
95880 Enghien-Les-Bains FRANCE

Sutherland Cranial Academy of Belgium (SCAB)

20 rue du Brocsous
B-1325 Dion Valmont BELGIUM

Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation of Australia and New Zealand (SCTF ANZ)
PO Box 355
Edgecliff, NSW 2027 AUSTRALIA

Syndicat Français Des Ostéopathes (SFDO)
9 bd du 1er Ram
10000 Troyes France

Union Fédérale de Ostéopathes de France (UFOF)
10 Boulevard de la Vectoire
Strasberg, France

Verbandes der Osteopathen Deutschlands e.V. (VOD)
(The German Osteopathic Association)

Untere Albrechtstr. 15
D-65185 Wiesbaden, Germany