The American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry administers primary certification exams, subspecialty certification exams, and Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements. The following stages represent key milestones in the process to obtain subspecialty board certification in Geriatric Psychiatry.
Subspecialty Certification Exam
1. In order to take the Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Certification Exam, applicants must hold primary certification in psychiatry from the AOBNP that is active and in good standing.
2. The Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Certification Exam is offered twice every year, generally every March during the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists Midyear Meeting and October during the AOA OMED Conference. The application period opens 10 weeks prior to the exam. Applications are due six weeks prior to the exam.
Become Board Certified
3. Upon successful completion of all exam components, the AOBNP will recommend osteopathic board certification to the AOA.
4. You will receive a letter from the AOA via email once certification has been approved.
5. You are now board certified. You will receive your certification in the mail within 90 days upon notification of approval. You’ll also receive an email explaining how to access your Certified Electronic Certificate.
6. Your subspecialty certification in Geriatric Psychiatry will remain active for 10 years following date of issue provided you successfully complete Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements.
Osteopathic Continuous Certification
7. Maintain active licensure.
8. Participate in lifelong learning and continuing medical education.
9. Complete the cognitive assessment module.
10. Complete the practice performance assessment.
11. Maintain membership in the American Osteopathic Association.