OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Overview

Through the following components, board-certified physicians maintain Osteopathic Continuous Certification in the primary specialty of Family Medicine. View the AOBFP OCC process document.

Diplomates with certificates expiring Dec. 31, 2018, are only required to successfully satisfy Components 1, 2, 3 and 5. Application for and completion of any modules by that date will apply toward Component 4 (Practice Performance Assessment & Improvement) requirements in the next cycle. Modules started but not completed may be continued in the next cycle.

Component 1 | Active Licensure

AOA board-certified physicians must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in one of the 50 states. Read more…

Component 2 | Lifelong Learning/Continuing Medical Education

Component 2 of the Osteopathic Continuous Certification process requires recertifying physicians to pursue lifelong learning through continuing medical education. Read more…

Component 3 | Cognitive Assessment

To complete Component 3 requirements for Osteopathic Continuous Certification in the primary specialty of Family Medicine, a physician must pass a cognitive assessment examination. Read more…

Component 4 | Practice Performance Assessment & Improvement

Engage in continuous quality improvement through comparison of personal practice performance measured against national standards for your medical specialty. Read more…

 

Component 5 | Continuous AOA Membership

Maintain membership in good standing with the AOA, furthering your commitment to professional development through completion of basic CME requirements. Read more…