Component 3: Cognitive Assessment


To complete Component 3 requirements for Osteopathic Continuous Certification in the subspecialty of Addiction Medicine, a physician must pass a written examination once per 10-year OCC cycle.

Exam Process

The American Osteopathic Conjoint Addiction Medicine Examination Committee offers OCC Written Exams in the subspecialty of Addiction Medicine. Exams will next be offered in 2019.

For physicians holding time-dated certification, failure to successfully complete the OCC process will result in the loss of certification when their current certification expires.

OCC Cognitive Assessment Exam Content

The conjoint examination committee is currently participating in a job task analysis process to update the content for its OCC Cognitive Exam content. To learn more, contact the conjoint examination committee.

Applications and Payment

The OCC Cognitive Assessment Exam can be taken before your certification’s expiration date. For detailed info, contact the conjoint.

Compliance With Federal Regulations

The conjoint examination committee supports the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for candidates who meet ADA eligibility. The conjoint committee will make a reasonable effort to provide qualified board candidates who have documented disabilities the necessary auxiliary aids and services that do not fundamentally alter the measurement of the skills or knowledge the board assessment process is intended to test or result in an undue burden.

The conjoint committee supports the intent of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for all patients or patient records that may be used as part of any part of the Addiction Medicine certification process.