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The American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine administers primary certification exams, as well as Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements. The following stages represent key milestones in the process to obtain primary board certification in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine.

Initial Certification Exam

1. In order to take the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Initial Certification Exam, applicants must have satisfactorily completed Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine residency training.

2. Complete the Written Exam portion of the Initial Certification Exam. From 2018 onward, the AOBNMM will only offer the Written Exam via home computer in partnership with Paradigm/MonitorEDU. The exam will be administered in the fall.

3. Complete the Oral and Practical portions of the Initial Certification Exam, which are scheduled separately in the fall. The Oral Exam will be remotely-proctored and will be recorded and scored asynchronously by AOBNMM-certified physicians. The Practical exam is a one-day in-person exam administered in the fall.

Become Board Certified

4. Upon successful completion of all exam components, the AOBNMM will recommend osteopathic board certification to the AOA.

5. You will receive a letter from the AOA via email once certification has been approved.

6. 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.

7. Your primary certification in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine will remain active for 10 years following date of issue provided you successfully complete Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements.

Osteopathic Continuous Certification

8. Maintain active licensure.

9. Participate in lifelong learning and continuing medical education.

10. Participate in Longitudinal assessment, with a planned launch in mid-2022.

11. Complete the practice performance assessment/attestation.