Board-eligible status begins upon completion of your training program and ends Dec. 31 of the sixth year after you complete training. View eligibility requirements for AOA board certification.
Select Your Specialty
The American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry administers primary and subspecialty board certification in the following areas:
Primary Certification: Neurology | Psychiatry
Subspecialty Certification: Child/Adolescent Neurology | Child/Adolescent Psychiatry | Neurophysiology | Geriatric Psychiatry
Conjoint Certification: Addiction Medicine | Hospice/Palliative Medicine | Sleep Medicine
Complete all application and examination requirements for certification through the specialty certifying board. Primary certification in Neurology or Psychiatry remains active for three years following date of issue provided active participation and completion of Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements.
Subspecialty and conjoint certifications remain active for ten years following date of issue provided active participation and completion of Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements.
Maintaining Osteopathic Continuous Certification
To maintain continuous certification, active participation and completion of the four components of Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) is required. OCC promotes patient care, practice enhancement and lifelong learning throughout your career.