The American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology administers primary certification exams, subspecialty certification exams, and Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements. The following stages represent key milestones in the process to obtain primary board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Written Exam

1. In order to take the Obstetrics and Gynecology Written Exam, applicants must have graduated from, or be in their third or fourth year of, an AOA-approved or ACGME-accredited residency in obstetrics and gynecology.

2. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Primary Written Exam is offered once per year via remote proctoring, generally every April/May. The application period opens five months prior to the exam, and applications are due 15 days prior to the exam.

Oral Exam

3. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Oral Exam is offered twice each year, spring and fall, via remote proctoring. The application period opens 6 months and closes 3 months prior to the exam date. (Please note the Oral Exam has a cap on the number of applicants accepted for each administration. Applications may close early if the cap is reached before the final deadline.)

Become Board Certified

4. Upon successful completion of all exam components, the AOBOG 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. Congratulations! You are now board certified. You will receive your certificate in the mail within 90 days.

7. Your primary certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology will remain active for 6 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. Complete the cognitive assessment.

11. Complete the practice performance assessment.