OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Component 2: Lifelong Learning/Continuing Medical Education

Overview

Component 2 of the Osteopathic Continuous Certification process requires recertifying physicians to pursue lifelong learning through continuing medical education.

To complete Component 2 requirements:

  • Diplomates with time-limited certificates and diplomates with non-time-limited certificates who are voluntarily participating in OCC must complete:
    • 2019-2021 CME cycle: 60 CME credits
    • 2022-2024 CME cycle: 60 CME credits, of which 25 must be specialty-specific
  • Diplomates with non-time-limited certificates who are not voluntarily participating in OCC must complete:
    • 2019-2021 CME cycle: 120 CME credits
    • 2022-2024 CME cycle: 120 CME credits, of which 50 must be specialty-specific

The AOBOG does not require any specific category of CME credit (e.g. AOA Category 1A).

Please note diplomates holding subspecialty certification must earn their specialty-specific credits in their subspecialty.