Through the following components, board-certified physicians maintain Osteopathic Continuous Certification in the primary specialties of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery and the subspecialty of Otolaryngic Allergy.
Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) is a process in which board certified DOs can maintain currency and demonstrate competency in their specialty area. The goals for OCC are to provide certified physicians with a process to continually assess and improve their skills and to assure patients and the public that certified physicians are being assessed through reliable and valid measures.
To check your progress with OCC, please visit the AOA Physician Portal.
Component 1 | Active Licensure
AOA board-certified physicians must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in one of the 50 states. Read more…
Component 2 | Lifelong Learning/Continuing Medical Education
Component 2 of the Osteopathic Continuous Certification process requires recertifying physicians to pursue lifelong learning through continuing medical education. Read more…
Component 3 | Cognitive Assessment
To complete Component 3 requirements for Osteopathic Continuous Certification in the primary specialties of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery, a physician must pass a written examination once per 10-year OCC cycle. Read more…