OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

View Your OCC Requirements

The following list outlines OCC requirements for AOA Board Certification issued by the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology (AOBA). You can view your status for each OCC component at any time by logging into your AOA Physician Portal.

Select the expiration date for your initial certification or recertification:

Expires in 2021

Component 1 (Active Licensure):

You must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in a U.S. state, commonwealth, District of Columbia or U.S. territory.

Component 2 (Lifelong Learning):

Your AOBA CME requirements for the 2022 – 2024 Certification CME cycle are:

  • Time-limited diplomates: 75 CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates voluntarily participating in OCC: 75 total CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates not participating in OCC: 120 total CME credits over three years; 30 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME

Component 3 (Cognitive Assessment/Longitudinal Assessment):

If you hold an Anesthesiology primary certification you will need to register for and participate in AOBA’s Longitudinal Assessment annually beginning the year prior to the expiration year of your current AOBA board certification.

If your primary certification in Anesthesiology expires in 2021, you must register for longitudinal assessment segments beginning in 2021.

A $210 fee will be assessed at the time of registration for the annual longitudinal assessment. For additional information regarding the assessment structure and timeline, please click here.

Subspecialty OCC Cognitive Assessment

If you hold a subspecialty certification, you must complete the high-stakes OCC assessment exam for that certification based on the expiration date.

Component 4 (Practice Performance Assessment):

You are required to complete one Quality Improvement Form during each 3-year cycle. The online Quality Improvement (QI) attestation form available through the AOA Physician Portal allows you to attest to participating in quality improvement programming.

Expires in 2022

Component 1 (Active Licensure):

You must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in a U.S. state, commonwealth, District of Columbia or U.S. territory.

Component 2 (Lifelong Learning):

Your AOBA CME requirements for the 2022 – 2024 Certification CME cycle are:

  • Time-limited diplomates: 75 CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates voluntarily participating in OCC: 75 total CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates not participating in OCC: 120 total CME credits over three years; 30 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME

Component 3 (Cognitive Assessment/Longitudinal Assessment):

If you hold an Anesthesiology primary certification you will need to register for and participate in AOBA’s Longitudinal Assessment annually beginning the year prior to the expiration year of your current AOBA board certification.

If your primary certification in Anesthesiology expires in 2022, you must register for longitudinal assessment segments beginning in 2022.

A $210 fee will be assessed at the time of registration for the annual longitudinal assessment. For additional information regarding the assessment structure and timeline, please click here.

Subspecialty OCC Cognitive Assessment

If you hold a subspecialty certification, you must complete the high-stakes OCC assessment exam for that certification based on the expiration date.

Component 4 (Practice Performance Assessment):

You are required to complete one Quality Improvement Form during each 3-year cycle. The online Quality Improvement (QI) attestation form available through the AOA Physician Portal allows you to attest to participating in quality improvement programming.

Expires in 2023

Component 1 (Active Licensure):

You must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in a U.S. state, commonwealth, District of Columbia or U.S. territory.

Component 2 (Lifelong Learning):

Your AOBA CME requirements for the 2022 – 2024 Certification CME cycle are:

  • Time-limited diplomates: 75 CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates voluntarily participating in OCC: 75 total CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates not participating in OCC: 120 total CME credits over three years; 30 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME

Component 3 (Cognitive Assessment/Longitudinal Assessment):

If you hold an Anesthesiology primary certification you will need to register for and participate in AOBA’s Longitudinal Assessment annually beginning the year prior to the expiration year of your current AOBA board certification.

If your primary certification in Anesthesiology expires in 2023, you must register for longitudinal assessment segments beginning in May 2022.

A $210 fee will be assessed at the time of registration for the annual longitudinal assessment. For additional information regarding the assessment structure and timeline, please click here.

Subspecialty OCC Cognitive Assessment

If you hold a subspecialty certification, you must complete the high-stakes OCC assessment exam for that certification based on the expiration date.

Component 4 (Practice Performance Assessment):

You are required to complete one Quality Improvement Form during each 3-year cycle. The online Quality Improvement (QI) attestation form available through the AOA Physician Portal allows you to attest to participating in quality improvement programming.

Expires in 2024

Component 1 (Active Licensure):

You must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in a U.S. state, commonwealth, District of Columbia or U.S. territory.

Component 2 (Lifelong Learning):

Your AOBA CME requirements for the 2022 – 2024 Certification CME cycle are:

  • Time-limited diplomates: 75 CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates voluntarily participating in OCC: 75 total CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates not participating in OCC: 120 total CME credits over three years; 30 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME

Component 3 (Cognitive Assessment/Longitudinal Assessment):

If you hold an Anesthesiology primary certification you will need to register for and participate in AOBA’s Longitudinal Assessment annually beginning the year prior to the expiration year of your current AOBA board certification.

  • If you completed the AOBA Cognitive Assessment in 2020 and/or 2021, you must register for the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2022.
  • If your primary certification in Anesthesiology expires in 2024, you must register for the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2023.
  • If you received your certification in Anesthesiology in 2021 or 2022, you must register for the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments beginning in 2023.

A $210 fee will be assessed at the time of registration for the annual longitudinal assessment. For additional information regarding the assessment structure and timeline, please click here.

Subspecialty OCC Cognitive Assessment

If you hold a subspecialty certification, you must complete the high-stakes OCC assessment exam for that certification based on the expiration date.

Component 4 (Practice Performance Assessment):

You are required to complete one Quality Improvement Form during each 3-year cycle. The online Quality Improvement (QI) attestation form available through the AOA Physician Portal allows you to attest to participating in quality improvement programming.

Expires in 2025

Component 1 (Active Licensure):

You must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in a U.S. state, commonwealth, District of Columbia or U.S. territory.

Component 2 (Lifelong Learning):

Your AOBA CME requirements for the 2022 – 2024 Certification CME cycle are:

  • Time-limited diplomates: 75 CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates voluntarily participating in OCC: 75 total CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates not participating in OCC: 120 total CME credits over three years; 30 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME

Component 3 (Cognitive Assessment/Longitudinal Assessment):

If you hold an Anesthesiology primary certification you will need to register for and participate in AOBA’s Longitudinal Assessment annually beginning the year prior to the expiration year of your current AOBA board certification.

If your primary certification in Anesthesiology expires in 2025, you must register for the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2024.

A $210 fee will be assessed at the time of registration for the annual longitudinal assessment. For additional information regarding the assessment structure and timeline, please click here.

Subspecialty OCC Cognitive Assessment

If you hold a subspecialty certification, you must complete the high-stakes OCC assessment exam for that certification based on the expiration date.

Component 4 (Practice Performance Assessment):

You are required to complete one Quality Improvement Form during each 3-year cycle. The online Quality Improvement (QI) attestation form available through the AOA Physician Portal allows you to attest to participating in quality improvement programming.

Expires in 2026

Component 1 (Active Licensure):

You must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in a U.S. state, commonwealth, District of Columbia or U.S. territory.

Component 2 (Lifelong Learning):

Your AOBA CME requirements for the 2022 – 2024 Certification CME cycle are:

  • Time-limited diplomates: 75 CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates voluntarily participating in OCC: 75 total CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates not participating in OCC: 120 total CME credits over three years; 30 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME

Component 3 (Cognitive Assessment/Longitudinal Assessment):

If you hold an Anesthesiology primary certification you will need to register for and participate in AOBA’s Longitudinal Assessment annually beginning the year prior to the expiration year of your current AOBA board certification.

If your primary certification in Anesthesiology expires in 2026, you must register for the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2025.

A $210 fee will be assessed at the time of registration for the annual longitudinal assessment. For additional information regarding the assessment structure and timeline, please click here.

Subspecialty OCC Cognitive Assessment

If you hold a subspecialty certification, you must complete the high-stakes OCC assessment exam for that certification based on the expiration date.

Component 4 (Practice Performance Assessment):

You are required to complete one Quality Improvement Form during each 3-year cycle. The online Quality Improvement (QI) attestation form available through the AOA Physician Portal allows you to attest to participating in quality improvement programming.

Expires in 2027

Component 1 (Active Licensure):

You must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in a U.S. state, commonwealth, District of Columbia or U.S. territory.

Component 2 (Lifelong Learning):

Your AOBA CME requirements for the 2022 – 2024 Certification CME cycle are:

  • Time-limited diplomates: 75 CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates voluntarily participating in OCC: 75 total CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates not participating in OCC: 120 total CME credits over three years; 30 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME

Component 3 (Cognitive Assessment/Longitudinal Assessment):

If you hold an Anesthesiology primary certification you will need to register for and participate in AOBA’s Longitudinal Assessment annually beginning the year prior to the expiration year of your current AOBA board certification.

If your primary certification in Anesthesiology expires in 2027, you must register for the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2026.

A $210 fee will be assessed at the time of registration for the annual longitudinal assessment. For additional information regarding the assessment structure and timeline, please click here.

 

Subspecialty OCC Cognitive Assessment

If you hold a subspecialty certification, you must complete the high-stakes OCC assessment exam for that certification based on the expiration date.

Component 4 (Practice Performance Assessment):

You are required to complete one Quality Improvement Form during each 3-year cycle. The online Quality Improvement (QI) attestation form available through the AOA Physician Portal allows you to attest to participating in quality improvement programming.

Expires in 2028

Component 1 (Active Licensure):

You must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in a U.S. state, commonwealth, District of Columbia or U.S. territory.

Component 2 (Lifelong Learning):

Your AOBA CME requirements for the 2022 – 2024 Certification CME cycle are:

  • Time-limited diplomates: 75 CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates voluntarily participating in OCC: 75 total CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates not participating in OCC: 120 total CME credits over three years; 30 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME

Component 3 (Cognitive Assessment/Longitudinal Assessment):

If you hold an Anesthesiology primary certification you will need to register for and participate in AOBA’s Longitudinal Assessment annually beginning the year prior to the expiration year of your current AOBA board certification.

  • If you completed the AOBA Cognitive Assessment in 2019, you must complete the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2022 and must register beginning in 2026.
  • If you completed the AOBA Cognitive Assessment in in 2020 and/or 2021, you must register for the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2022.
  • If your primary certification in Anesthesiology expires in 2028, you must register for the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2027.

A $210 fee will be assessed at the time of registration for the annual longitudinal assessment. For additional information regarding the assessment structure and timeline, please click here.

Subspecialty OCC Cognitive Assessment

If you hold a subspecialty certification, you must complete the high-stakes OCC assessment exam for that certification based on the expiration date.

Component 4 (Practice Performance Assessment):

You are required to complete one Quality Improvement Form during each 3-year cycle. The online Quality Improvement (QI) attestation form available through the AOA Physician Portal allows you to attest to participating in quality improvement programming.

Expires in 2029

Component 1 (Active Licensure):

You must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in a U.S. state, commonwealth, District of Columbia or U.S. territory.

Component 2 (Lifelong Learning):

Your AOBA CME requirements for the 2022 – 2024 Certification CME cycle are:

  • Time-limited diplomates: 75 CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates voluntarily participating in OCC: 75 total CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates not participating in OCC: 120 total CME credits over three years; 30 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME

Component 3 (Cognitive Assessment/Longitudinal Assessment):

If you hold an Anesthesiology primary certification you will need to register for and participate in AOBA’s Longitudinal Assessment annually beginning the year prior to the expiration year of your current AOBA board certification.

  • If you completed the AOBA Cognitive Assessment in 2019, you must complete the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2022 and must register beginning in 2026.
  • If you completed the AOBA Cognitive Assessment in in 2020 and/or 2021, you must register for the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2022.
  • If your primary certification in Anesthesiology expires in 2029, you must register for the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2028.

A $210 fee will be assessed at the time of registration for the annual longitudinal assessment. For additional information regarding the assessment structure and timeline, please click here.

Subspecialty OCC Cognitive Assessment

If you hold a subspecialty certification, you must complete the high-stakes OCC assessment exam for that certification based on the expiration date.

Component 4 (Practice Performance Assessment):

You are required to complete one Quality Improvement Form during each 3-year cycle. The online Quality Improvement (QI) attestation form available through the AOA Physician Portal allows you to attest to participating in quality improvement programming.

Expires in 2030

Component 1 (Active Licensure):

You must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in a U.S. state, commonwealth, District of Columbia or U.S. territory.

Component 2 (Lifelong Learning):

Your AOBA CME requirements for the 2022 – 2024 Certification CME cycle are:

  • Time-limited diplomates: 75 CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates voluntarily participating in OCC: 75 total CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates not participating in OCC: 120 total CME credits over three years; 30 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME

Component 3 (Cognitive Assessment/Longitudinal Assessment):

If you hold an Anesthesiology primary certification you will need to register for and participate in AOBA’s Longitudinal Assessment annually beginning the year prior to the expiration year of your current AOBA board certification.

  • If you completed the AOBA Cognitive Assessment in 2019, you must complete the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2022 and must register beginning in 2026.
  • If you completed the AOBA Cognitive Assessment in in 2020 and/or 2021, you must register for the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2022.
  • If your primary certification in Anesthesiology expires in 2030, you must register for longitudinal assessment segments beginning in 2029.

A $210 fee will be assessed at the time of registration for the annual longitudinal assessment. For additional information regarding the assessment structure and timeline, please click here.

Subspecialty OCC Cognitive Assessment

If you hold a subspecialty certification, you must complete the high-stakes OCC assessment exam for that certification based on the expiration date.

Component 4 (Practice Performance Assessment):

You are required to complete one Quality Improvement Form during each 3-year cycle. The online Quality Improvement (QI) attestation form available through the AOA Physician Portal allows you to attest to participating in quality improvement programming.

Expires in 2031

Component 1 (Active Licensure):

You must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in a U.S. state, commonwealth, District of Columbia or U.S. territory.

Component 2 (Lifelong Learning):

Your AOBA CME requirements for the 2022 – 2024 Certification CME cycle are:

  • Time-limited diplomates: 75 CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates voluntarily participating in OCC: 75 total CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates not participating in OCC: 120 total CME credits over three years; 30 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME

Component 3 (Cognitive Assessment/Longitudinal Assessment):

If you hold an Anesthesiology primary certification you will need to register for and participate in AOBA’s Longitudinal Assessment annually beginning the year prior to the expiration year of your current AOBA board certification.

  • If you completed the AOBA Cognitive Assessment in 2019, you must complete the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2022 and must register beginning in 2026.
  • If you completed the AOBA Cognitive Assessment in in 2020 and/or 2021, you must register for the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2022.
  • If you received your certification in Anesthesiology in 2021 or 2022, you must register for the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments beginning in 2023.

A $210 fee will be assessed at the time of registration for the annual longitudinal assessment. For additional information regarding the assessment structure and timeline, please click here.

Subspecialty OCC Cognitive Assessment

If you hold a subspecialty certification, you must complete the high-stakes OCC assessment exam for that certification based on the expiration date.

Component 4 (Practice Performance Assessment):

You are required to complete one Quality Improvement Form during each 3-year cycle. The online Quality Improvement (QI) attestation form available through the AOA Physician Portal allows you to attest to participating in quality improvement programming.

Expires in 2032

Component 1 (Active Licensure):

You must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in a U.S. state, commonwealth, District of Columbia or U.S. territory.

Component 2 (Lifelong Learning):

Your AOBA CME requirements for the 2022 – 2024 Certification CME cycle are:

  • Time-limited diplomates: 75 CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates voluntarily participating in OCC: 75 total CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME
  • Non-time-limited diplomates not participating in OCC: 120 total CME credits over three years; 30 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME

Component 3 (Cognitive Assessment/Longitudinal Assessment):

If you hold an Anesthesiology primary certification you will need to register for and participate in AOBA’s Longitudinal Assessment annually beginning the year prior to the expiration year of your current AOBA board certification.

If you completed the AOBA Cognitive Assessment in in 2020 and/or 2021, you must register for the AOBA longitudinal assessment segments annually beginning in 2022.

A $210 fee will be assessed at the time of registration for the annual longitudinal assessment. For additional information regarding the assessment structure and timeline, please click here.

Subspecialty OCC Cognitive Assessment

If you hold a subspecialty certification, you must complete the high-stakes OCC assessment exam for that certification based on the expiration date.

Component 4 (Practice Performance Assessment):

You are required to complete one Quality Improvement Form during each 3-year cycle. The online Quality Improvement (QI) attestation form available through the AOA Physician Portal allows you to attest to participating in quality improvement programming.

ABMS Reciprocity

Component 1 (Active Licensure):

You must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in a U.S. state, commonwealth, District of Columbia, or U.S. territory.

Component 2 (Lifelong Learning):

The following are the minimum CME requirements that must be met for the 2022 – 2024 Certification CME cycle:

  • Time-limited diplomates: 75 CME credits over three years; 18 must be category 1-A and/or 1-B CME

For additional information, including CME activity types, rules, and CME caps, view the CME Policies & Requirements.

Component 3 (Cognitive Assessment/Longitudinal Assessment):

You must register for AOBA’s longitudinal assessment annually beginning one year following the issue date of your AOBA board certification. The expiration date of your current AOBA certification is based on the expiration date of your ABA certification when reciprocity was approved.

A $210 fee will be assessed at the time of registration for the annual longitudinal assessment. For additional information regarding the assessment structure and timeline, please click here.

Subspecialty OCC Cognitive Assessment

If you hold a subspecialty certification, you must complete the high-stakes OCC assessment exam for that certification based on the expiration date.

Component 4 (Practice Performance Assessment):

You are required to complete one Quality Improvement Form during each 3-year cycle. The online Quality Improvement (QI) attestation form available through the AOA Physician Portal allows you to attest to participating in quality improvement programming.