Component 1: Active Licensure


To complete Component 1 requirements for Osteopathic Continuous Certification in the primary specialty of Family Medicine, a physician must:

  • Hold an unrestricted active license to practice medicine in a state or territory of the United States. An applicant that has a restricted license may petition the Board for the ability to enter the OCC process based upon review of the reason for licensure restriction.
    NOTE: Primary source verification shall be conducted at entry into the OCC process and the beginning of each diplomate’s OCC cycle. Physicians who have restrictions on their license will have their OCC file reviewed by the Certification Compliance Review (CCR) Committee of the BOS. More information on the CCR Committee can be found in Article V, Section 7 of the Bylaws of the BOS.
  • Adhere to the AOA Code of Ethics.