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.

To complete component 2 requirements in the primary specialties of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery, diplomates must earn 120 CME credits every three-year CME cycle, 30 of which must be Category 1-A and 50 of which must be in their primary specialty (Category 1 or 2).

For subspecialty certification, candidates must earn a minimum of 13 CME credits in their subspecialty.