Component 3: Cognitive Assessment


Every 10 years, board-certified physicians with a time-limited certificate must pass the relevant Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) exam, which is remotely proctored. To be eligible for the Pediatric and Adult Allergy and Immunology OCC exam, you must have completed the other four components of the OCC process.

Applications and Payment

The OCC cognitive assessment exam can be taken within two years of your certification’s expiration date.

Osteopathic Continuous Certification
Exam type Fee
OCC Application Fee
  • $1,400

Exam Results

Examination results will be mailed approximately 8–10 weeks after the exam administration. Exam results will not be given over the phone, by fax or email.

Compliance With Federal Regulations

The Conjoint Committee supports the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for candidates who meet ADA eligibility. The 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 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 the board certification process.