Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners
Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners

RAMP for Practitioners 

BREAKING NEWS

20/9/17 New logos for Recognised and Accredited Education Providers are published on the Education pages.

 

13/7/17 The first Recognised Education Provider has been listed (see Education pages): the Options for Animals course 'Professional Certificate Animal Chiropractic'.
 

17/7/17 Grandfather Application route now reopened (see below)

because of clarification of Protected Titles: open 1st August to 31st October.
 

28/6/17 RAMP Clarifies Confusion Surrounding Protected Titles

For details, see the Statement here.

 

Why Register?

 

This Register clarifies the level of professionalism of musculoskeletal care given to animals, which enables animal owners and veterinary professionals to choose their musculoskeletal practitioner with confidence. RAMP makes no distinctions between different forms of training, but only of the standards of care given in practice.

 

This definitive listing will create a one-stop-shop that is quick and easy to reference. This means it can be used easily by veterinary professionals to locate a practitioner covering their area, with sound information about their credentials. 

 

Becoming a registrant means you are a practitioner dedicated to high-quality care. 

 

Being listed therefore ensures that your name will be confirmed when vets and animal owners search for a competent professional. This will dissolve the confusion that has developed in the marketplace, and create clear and fair grounds for informed choice.

The Benefits that RAMP brings to Practitioners
RAMP offers a range of benefits to practitioners to support and assist them in their practice.
Benefits of RAMP v2.pdf
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What does it mean to be registered on the RAMP website?

 

That you have demonstrated:

  1. Evidence that you have met the eligibility criteria for registration;
  2. Your compliance with the Professional Code of Conduct, Standards of Practice and requirements for Continuing Professional Development;
  3. Your fitness to practice;
  4. Your intention to work under the referral of the animal's veterinary surgeon. 

To maintain registration, you must:

  1. Ensure that your Continuing Professional Development record is up to date;
  2. Comply with the Code of Conduct and Standards of Practice;
  3. Have up-to-date professional indemnity insurance;
  4. Pay the relevant registration fee.
 
How does the Register show different practitioners?
The RAMP organisation is as inclusive and transparent as possible. We are working towards a harmonious future for the musculoskeletal industry with egalitarian values. Therefore:
  • All registrants are of equal status.
  • All are displayed equally on the Register, with only their technique distinguishing them. A website link is provided so that all enquiries can find further details. 
The Foundation document details the standards set for acceptance onto the RAMP Register, and annual renewal on 1st Aprl.
Standards for RAMP Register -July 2017_[...]
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The Constitution of the Organisation
RAMP CONSTITUTION JULY 2017.pdf
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Our Registration Process

 

We aim to arrange as much of this process as possible by email to keep costs and delays to a minimum.

 

Like other documents on this website, the Application Forms are pdf's, viewed with Adobe Reader. Please ensure you have the most up-to-date version (here) for best results. To edit it onscreen please do NOT save it first as this seems to interfere.

 

Please note: There is a separate Renewals Form for practitioners who are already Registered with RAMP - see below.

Apply for Registration

 

Explanation of the four routes of application to RAMP

 

1.Standard application

This route is for an applicant who can provide the following:

Certification documents (including transcripts) that show the applicant has completed a single course which on its own wholly and unequivocally fulfils the education criteria set out in the RAMP document (see section 6, 8 and 9C of the foundation document).  If completion of this course is greater than 18 months prior to application, the CPD requirements (as laid out in section 10C of the foundation document) must also be adhered to.

 

2. RPL

This route is for an applicant who does not fulfil the standard application however can provide the following:

Certification documents (including transcripts) that show the applicant has completed a variety of courses which together wholly and unequivocally fulfil the education criteria set out in the RAMP document (see section 6, 8 and 9C of the foundation document).  If completion of this course is greater than 18 months prior to application, the CPD requirements (as laid out in section 10C of the foundation document) must also be adhered to.

 

3. RPEL

This route is for an applicant who does not fulfil standard or RPL application routes but can provide the following:

Certification documents (including transcripts) that show the applicant has completed courses however on their own, these do not on their own wholly and unequivocally fulfil the education criteria set out in the RAMP document (see section 6, 8 and 9C of the foundation document) however through experiential learning, this applicant provides evidence that they have wholly and unequivocally fulfilled the theoretical knowledge, theoretical understanding and clinical understanding (as described in section 6 of the foundation document).  The CPD requirements (as laid out in section 10C of the foundation document) must also be adhered to.

 

4. The Grandfather route - If you:

A. currently practice Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy techniques on animals, and

B. are a member of any of the following professional associations: MCA, ACPAT, AAO, RCC Animal Faculty, ASSVAP, IRVAP, NAVP,  IVCA, BVCA, IAAT, BCA, UCA, SCA, McTimoney-Corley Association, OCEPT Register or MAA,

you can apply by using the Grandfather Application Form available below. This process offers a short opportunity to join the Register through a truncated but rigorous process for experienced practitioners who are members of the Associations noted above.

NOTE: This Grandfather window closes for Applications on 31/10/17.

 
Please download this Grandfather Application Form to apply. You can fill it in onscreen, or print it and hand-write it, and then post it. Please ensure you pay the £65 application fee at the same time
ALSO, please send your supporting documents with the Application Form.
Grandfather Application Form Editable.pd[...]
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Please download this RAMP Register RPL-RPEL Guidance Document to understand how to make best use of this Application route.
Contents includes:
* Introduction
* Educational and Training Requirements
* What is RPL/RPEL?
* How to apply for RPEL or RPL
* Summary of the application process Stages 1,2 and 3
RAMP Register RPL-RPEL Guidance document[...]
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Please download this RPL Stage 1 Application Form to apply. You can fill it in onscreen, or print it and hand-write it, and then post it. Please include your fee and supporting documents.
This Application process offers an opportunity to join the Register through a rigorous process for experienced practitioners of Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy techniques on animals who may not have wholly met requirements in one qualification, but does by combining their qualifications.
RAMP register RPL-RPEL Stage 1 applicati[...]
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Please download this RPL-RPEL Stage 2 Application Form to apply. You can fill it in onscreen, or print it and hand-write it, and then post it. Please include your fee and supporting documents.
This Application process offers an opportunity to join the Register through a rigorous process for experienced practitioners of Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy techniques on animals who may not wholly fulfil criteria using their qualifications but can provide experiential learning to show that they meet the theoretical knowledge, theoretical understanding and clinical understanding required.
RAMP register RPL-RPEL Stage 2 applicati[...]
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RAMP CPD Guidelines
One of RAMP's standards for Registration is for CPD to be undertaken every year. More details are available in this guidance document.
RAMP CPD Guidelines 2017.pdf
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Our Renewal Process

This applies to all practitioners listed during autumn/winter 2016.

Please download this Registration Renewal Form to renew for 1/4/2017. You can fill it in onscreen, or print it and hand-write it, and then post it. Please include your fee and supporting documents.
Renewal Application Form Editable 2017.p[...]
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