The American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine administers primary and subspecialty certification exams, as well as Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements. The following stages represent key milestones in the process to obtain subspecialty board certification in Emergency Medical Services.

Written Exam

1. Applicants must have completed an AOA-accredited/ACGME fellowship in Emergency Medical Services.

2. The Written Exam will be offered via online proctoring in the spring. The next exam administration will be in spring 2024.

Become Board Certified

3. Upon successful completion of the written exam, the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine will recommend osteopathic board certification to the AOA.

4. You will receive a letter from the AOA via email once certification has been approved.

5. You are now board certified. You will receive your certification in the mail within 10-12 weeks upon notification of approval, as well as a Certified Electronic Certificate.

6. Your subspecialty certification in Emergency Medical Services will remain active for 10 years following date of issue provided you successfully complete Osteopathic Continuous Certification Requirements.

Osteopathic Continuous Certification

7. Maintain active licensure.

8. Participate in lifelong learning and continuing medical education.

9. Complete the cognitive assessment.

10. Complete the practice performance assessments.