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, diplomates with time-limited certificates must complete 60 CME credits in the 2019-2021 AOA CME cycle with no specific requirements. You can view your status for all OCC components, including Component 2, by logging into the AOA Physician Portal.

The requirement for the 2016-2018 CME cycle and earlier for all diplomates was 50 specialty specific CME credits (Category 1 or 2). For subspecialty certification, 13 of the CME credits must have been in their subspecialty.