OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Exam Policies

Rescoring of Examinations

Candidates may obtain manual review of the computer scoring of the examination within one month of receiving exam results. Requests must be made in writing and submitted with a payment fee of $200. Candidates are not allowed to review specific items on the examination either before or after sitting for examination. The electronic scoring of the candidates results will be deleted 24 months after administration of the examination.

Right to Appeal

If a candidate feels that actions of the AOBIM with regard to any part of the certification process constitute unequal application of the Bylaws or Policies and Procedures, unwarranted discrimination, prejudice, unfairness or improper conduct of the examination, he or she has the right to appeal to the board.

Appeals to the board can be made by emailing the request to aobim@osteopathic.org, along with any supporting documents necessary for proper review of the case. The appeal request must be submitted within 30 days of receiving exam results.

The board will not consider appeals based on examination content, sufficiency or accuracy of answers to exam questions, scoring of the exam, and/or determination of the minimum passing score.

Compliance With Federal Regulations

The AOBIM complies with all applicable federal and state regulations, including:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): The AOBIM complies with requirements prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation, as well as regulations for Title II and Title III (and all subsequent regulations) as printed in the federal register.
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA): In compliance with the HIPAA Act of 1996 and any subsequent modifications, the AOBIM ensures that individuals’ health information is properly protected, while allowing the flow of health information to provide and promote high quality health care. All medical records submitted for review by candidates for AOBIM certification will be de-identified by the candidate prior to submission, such that the remaining information cannot be used to identify an individual patient.
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