OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Read the latest update on the pathway to Family Physicians certification

Welcome to the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

Affirm your commitment to ongoing evidence-based education resulting in high-quality whole person care.

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Information for Candidates

Learn about the process to become AOA board certified in Family Medicine, including required exams and eligibility criteria.

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Why Choose AOA?

Designed for physicians by physicians, AOA board certification is an important quality marker for patients and employers.

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Maintaining Certification

Demonstrate excellence in your specialty throughout your career by participating in Osteopathic Continuous Certification.

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Important Dates View All

Oct. 25-26, 2019

Initial Certification & OCC/Recertification OMT Practical Exam

Location: Baltimore

Jan. 3, 2020

Deadline for Early Entry Initial Certification Written (Cognitive) Exam Registration

Location: PearsonVue Testing Centers

Feb. 29-Mar. 14, 2020

Early Entry Initial Certification Written (Cognitive) Exam

Location: PearsonVue Testing Centers

March 19-22, 2020

Initial Certification & OCC/Recertification OMT Practical

Location: New Orleans

April 3, 2020

Initial Certification Written (Cognitive) Exam

Location: PearsonVUE Testing Centers

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