Approved by the French Ministry of Health
CIDO is registered with the Ministry of Health and Sport as an establishment providing osteopathy training in accordance with the guidelines laid down in French law.
Since its creation, the CIDO has been at the forefront of the fight for official recognition of osteopathy.
1986 Creation of the CIDO
The CIDO was founded in 1986 at the instigation of some of the first osteopaths to set up in France. All of them had obtained their diplomas at the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone in the United Kingdom and were members of the first professional body in France, the French Association of Osteopaths which became the Syndicat Français des Ostéopathes (SFDO)(French Osteopathy Council) in 2002 with the declared aim of defending, promoting and obtaining recognition for osteopaths and osteopathy.
1987 Foundation of the French Collegiate Academy for Osteopaths
The CIDO was instrumental in founding the Collégiale Académique de France (CAdF) (French Collegiate Academy) to bring together those establishments offering training in osteopathy, and whose aim was to determine the minimum requirements regarding osteopathic training and to award nationally recognized diplomas in osteopathy until such time as osteopathy and osteopathy training be recognised and governed by French law.
1995 Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy - Full Honours Degree (University of Wales).
The CIDO first offered its students an undergraduate course leading to a Bachelor of Science, Full Honours Degree, awarded by the University of Wales.
1996 Registration with the Education Office for the Lyon area as a private higher education establishment.
2000 Accreditation from the General Osteopathic Council
For its university level teaching programme carried out in partnership with the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone (UK), the CIDO received accreditation from the General Osteopathic Council, the first state-authorised body anywhere in the EU to govern the practice of osteopathy.
2002 Foundation of the Syndicat National de l'Enseignement Supérieur en Ostéopathie (SNESO) (National Syndicate for Higher Education in Osteopathy)
The CIDO was instrumental in setting up the SNESO (National Syndicate for Higher Education in Osteopathy) which then, in association with the CAdF, SFDO, the Union Fédérale des Ostéopathes de France UFOF (Federation of Osteopaths in France) and the Registre des Ostéopathes de France (Register of Osteopaths in France) drew up the Référentiel Profession Ostéopathe (RPO) (Standards for the Osteopathy Profession) based upon which the SNESO, CAdF and SFDo created the RPO 2005Â®, a document laying out the standards for educational establishments providing training in osteopathy in accordance with the European recommendations of the Bologna Process.
2004 Accreditation by the National Accreditation Committee
The CIDO obtained its accreditation from the National Accreditation Committee as it met all the required standards.
2005-2006 ISO 9001 Certification
Desirous of continuing its quest for Quality, the CIDO obtained its ISO 9001 certification from the Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance for its integrated masters degree programme and its Osteopathy Teaching Clinic in Saint Etienne.
2007 Approval from the Ministry of Health, Youth and Sport
Meeting all the legal obligations as laid down by French law, the CIDO obtained ministerial approval for its integrated masters degree programme in osteopathy on the 9th August 2007 from the Ministry of Health, Youth and Sport.
2008 Signature of the Charter for ‘Grandes Écoles’ of Osteopathy
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2008 Signature of the Charter for ‘Grandes Écoles’ of Osteopathy.
2009 Inclusion in the National Repertory of Professional Certifications (level II).
2011 Inclusion in the National Repertory of Professional Certifications (level I).
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