Through the following components, board-certified physicians maintain Osteopathic Continuous Certification in the primary specialty of Neurology and Psychiatry and the subspecialties of Child/Adolescent Neurology, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurophysiology.

Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) is a process in which AOA board-certified physicians can maintain currency and demonstrate competency in their specialty area. The goals for OCC are to provide certified physicians with a process to continually assess and improve their skills and to assure patients and the public that certified physicians are being assessed through reliable and valid measures.

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

The following four components must completed during each OCC three-year cycle:

Component 1 | Active Licensure

AOA board-certified physicians must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in a U.S. state, commonwealth, District of Columbia or U.S. territory. Read more…

Component 2 | Lifelong Learning/Continuing Medical Education

Component 2 of the Osteopathic Continuous Certification process requires AOA board-certified physicians to pursue lifelong learning through continuing medical education. Read more…

Component 3 | Cognitive Assessment

Component 3 gauges the knowledge and skills of AOBNP diplomates in the fields of Neurology and Psychiatry and their subspecialties. Read more…

Component 4 | Practice Performance Assessment & Improvement

Component 4 facilitates engagement in continuous practice and quality improvement through personal practice performance assessments.  Read more…