The Council has set the following charges, which have been published in the New Zealand Gazette in accordance with section 130 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. These charges apply to applications relating to 1 April 2014 onwards, and are in $NZ including GST (Goods and Services Tax).

  1. If you will not be practising immediately during the year (1 April to 31 March) you may apply for registration and, once registered, must pay the Inactive Registrant's annual fee.  If you apply later for a Practising Certificate, the Inactive Registrant's fee that you have already paid for that year will be deducted from the normal APC fee.  Please note that if you are registered and have not held a Practising Certificate for some years and have not paid the annual Inactive Registrant's fee during those years, the outstanding fees will be a debt due to the Council before a Practising Certificate will be issued. 
  2. Prior to assessment for overseas applicants, the only fee required is the assessment fee.
  3. We are unable to process your application until it is complete, and your payment has been cleared.
  4. You can click here for the payments form to pay the charges.

Assessment for registration - Overseas applicants except Australia

OCNZ assessment of qualifications    $690
Competent Authority Pathway (12 month preceptorship programme) $3,600
Assessment review


Registration - Overseas, TTMRA, Unitec

Application to register as osteopath or re-establishment after removal from register $690
Application to register under the trainee scope of practice (Unitec) $690
Application to register in extended / vocational scopes of practice e.g. WMA $172
Application to register as a visting osteopathic presenter / educator $172

Annual Practising Certificate - Osteopath Scope of Practice - Everyone

Practising certificate - full year   (Fee $736.00 plus disciplinary levy $350.00) $1249
Practising certificate - October to March   (Fee $399.00 plus disciplinary levy $175.00) $660
Practising certificate - January to March   (Fee $268.00 plus disciplinary levy $88.00) $409
Practising certificate - 3-month Locum   (Fee $303.00 plus disciplinary levy $88.00) $450

Annual Practising Certificate  - Other Scopes of Practice

Practising certificate - Extended and Vocational scopes of practice e.g. WMA                                    $172
Practising certificate - Special purposes scope of practice e.g. teacher                      $1037
Practising certificate - Trainee scope of practice for first 6 months (Unitec)                        NIL
Practising certificate - Visiting Osteopathic presenter / educator                        $172

Inactive Registrants

Inactive registrant's fee                $172
Processing Inactive registrant's CPD Return (optional)               $172



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