OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

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Upcoming Exam Dates & Deadlines

The following dates and application deadlines have been announced for upcoming AOBFP certification exams. Please note dates and locations may be subject to change. For more information or to register for an upcoming exam, visit our Exams & Applications page.

Early Entry Initial Certification (EEIC)

Online Registration will open on Aug. 17, 2020

  • Spring 2021 EEIC Written (Cognitive) Exam
    Jan. 16-30, 2021 @ PearsonVue testing centers nationwide
    First Application Deadline: Oct. 31, 2020
    Final Application Deadline Dec. 15, 2020
  • Spring 2021 EEIC OMT Performance Exam
    March 18-21, 2021 @ Orlando, FL (in conjunction with the ACOFP convention)
    First Application Deadline: Oct. 31, 2020
    Final Application Deadline Dec. 15, 2020

Initial Certification

  • Fall 2020 Initial Certification Written (Cognitive) Exam
  • Sept. 5-Oct. 3, 2020 @ PearsonVue testing centers nationwide
    • Application deadlines: Final deadline July 31, 2020
  • Spring 2021 Initial Certification OMT Performance Exam
    March 18-21, 2021 @ Orlando, FL. (in conjunction with the ACOFP convention)
    Application deadlines: TBD
  • Spring 2021 Initial Certification Written (Cognitive) Exam
    April 5-18, 2021 @ PearsonVue testing centers nationwide
    Application deadlines: TBD

OCC/Recertification

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) Requirement
    • Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, the Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) performance examination is no longer required for diplomates whose certification expires 12/31/2020 and thereafter. Diplomates holding certificates with expiration dates of 12/31/19 or earlier must still take the OMT performance examination as part of their OCC process.
  • OCC Component 4 Requirement
  • Fall 2020 OCC/Recertification Written (Cognitive) Exam
    Sept. 5-Oct. 3, 2020 @ PearsonVue testing centers nationwide

    • Application deadlines: Final deadline July 31, 2020
  • Spring 2021 OCC/Recertification OMT Performance Exam
    March 18-21, 2021 @ Orlando, FL. (in conjunction with the ACOFP convention)
    Application deadlines: TBD
  • Spring 2021 OCC/Recertification Written (Cognitive) Exam
    May 3-16, 2021 @ PearsonVue testing centers nationwide
    Application deadlines: TBD

Geriatric Medicine

  • Spring 2021 Geriatric Medicine CAQ Initial Certification & OCC/Recertification Written Exam
    April 5-11, 2021 @ PearsonVue testing centers nationwide
    Application deadlines: TBD

For more information or to register for an upcoming exam, visit our Exams & Applications page.