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Anesthesiology board replaces 10-year recertification exam

Friday, March 29, 2019

American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology (AOBA) diplomates whose certification expires between 2019-2021 will be the first to take an online, open-book assessment instead of the 10-year Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) exam.

AOBA’s new requirements for OCC go into effect on June 1, 2019. Under the new format for cognitive assessment, diplomates will take online exams every three years.

“Eliminating the stress of taking a 10-year test will better serve physicians and the more frequent assessments will keep ongoing learning relevant and aligned with quality patient care,” says Dan Williams, DO, AOA vice president of certifying board services.

Read The DO article to learn more about the updated OCC requirements for AOBA.