Third osteopathic certifying board replaces its high-stakes recertification exam

The American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology’s new online exam process will provide diplomates with greater flexibility.

Friday, November 15, 2019

The American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AOBOG) recently launched a new online exam process for Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) Component 3.

This longitudinal assessment format leverages technology to deliver assessment items and questions relevant to OB-GYN scope of practice at prescribed intervals.

‘A great improvement’

“Many of AOBOG’s diplomates are excited about the convenience of an online longitudinal assessment,” says Genie James, AOA senior vice president of certifying board services. “This new format offers more flexibility over this board’s traditional high-stakes exam offered every six years.”

Joining the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology and American Osteopathic Board of Radiology, AOBOG is the third AOA certifying board to update the longitudinal assessment process to better support lifelong learning and continuous professional development. In 2020, AOA’s Certifying Board Services will launch similar innovations in the assessment of qualified physicians engaging in osteopathic continuous certification for several other specialty boards.

Details on AOBOG’s online continuous certification platform are available here. Questions? Please contact AOBOG at