OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Overview

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

Diplomates with certificates expiring Dec. 31, 2018, are only required to successfully satisfy Components 1, 2 and 3. 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.

To check your progress with OCC, please visit the AOA Physician Portal.

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…