Congratulations on choosing to take the steps to have your manual osteopathic therapy (MOT) educational program approved by the CMMOTA!
This document lays out each step of the approval process for you to support efficiency and ease with the SAS processes.
Please connect with the CMMOTA, by email or phone, with any questions regarding the School Steps to Approval information.
Once you have reviewed the Benchmarks and Deliverables and decide your MOT educational program is ready for the SAS process, download the SAS Application Form from the CMMMOTA website, complete and then submit to the CMMOTA by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please type “SAS Application” in the subject line.
Upon receiving the completed Application Form the CMMOTA will send an invoice for the Application review of $150.00. The CMMOTA invoice will describe options for submitting this payment, a receipt of payment will be issued after the $150.00 is paid.
When the MOT educational program receives news from the CMMOTA that the Application for the SAS process has been accepted the CMMOTA will send the Confidentiality Declaration. The Confidentiality Declaration outlines in detail the care and actions in place to keep evidence and materials safe, secure and private. The MOT educational program is asked to review the Confidentiality Declaration, sign the document and submit the completed form to the CMMOTA.
Once the CMMOTA receives the signed Confidentiality Declaration, the CMMOTA will send the online user friendly versions of the Benchmarks and Deliverables to the MOT educational program. We suggest taking time to review these with the Secondary Contact, and then make a Strategic Plan ( a Strategic Plan template can be emailed to you upon request for no additional fee ). The Strategic Plan will provide opportunities to identify:
This step is the most time consuming and will require an organizational system for efficiency (hopefully the Strategic Plan helped develop this). Here are a couple of suggestions to support this step:
All evidence and materials are to be submitted electronically via the Deliverables excel work sheet and emailed files. Once received by the CMMOTA a confirmation response will be sent. From this point the CMMOTA will communicate with you with questions or clarification regarding the evidence and materials during the Review process.
The SAS Review, considerations, feedback, decision and MOT educational program response happens within 1 month of receiving the evidence and materials.
If successful, your MOT educational program will be granted Approval forever, unless major changes happen at your school/college and then communications can happen at that time, please see 10. below for more information. With the Approval the CMMOTA will then:
If unsuccessful, the CMMOTA will provide you with recommendations on what needs to be completed in order to achieve Approval. You will be able to submit the new and revised evidence or materials up to 6 months from the date you were advised that you had been unsuccessful with the SAS process.
There is a $500.00 fee associated with the submission of new revised evidence and materials review.
EMOT educational programs that do not achieve Approval from the SAS process can appeal through a structured and objective process. If the appeal is still unsuccessful, the MOT educational program may re-apply for the SAS one year to the date the appeal was declared un-approved.
If your MOT educational program experiences substantive changes please notify the CMMOTA. Changes that would qualify as substantive include e.g., changing location of the education program, adding a new MOT educational program, eliminating core teaching subjects, change in administration.
May this School Steps to Approval document assist you along the SAS process journey.
All the best in this exciting endeavor!
If you have any questions regarding these steps, please phone us at 403-356-1160 (Red Deer, Alberta)
or email at email@example.com