Bringing ABMS-certified DOs home

DOs certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) can now easily obtain reciprocal certification from the AOA’s Certifying Board Services.

Enjoy the benefits of AOA Board Certification without taking initial certification exams or paying initial certification fees. Learn more and submit your application today!


Reaffirm your osteopathic education & training

Osteopathic physicians certified by an ABMS member board before Nov. 21, 2020, are now eligible for reciprocal board certification issued through their corresponding AOA specialty or subspecialty.

  • No initial certification exam
  • No initial certification fee for AOA members
  • $299 application fee for AOA non-members

Through this limited-time offer, ABMS-certified DOs can acquire AOA Board Certification without paying duplicate fees or taking high-stakes initial certification exams. To maintain AOA certification, DOs will need to meet requirements for Osteopathic Continuous Certification.

AOA Board Certification is:

  • Inclusive of ALL DOs, so you can maintain your connection to the osteopathic professional community

  • Nationally recognized and valued by employers, insurers and patients seeking the DO distinction

  • Cost-effective, flexible and tailored to your needs, with options for convenient online recertification exams