Become Board-Eligible

Board-eligible status begins upon completion of your training program and ends Dec. 31 of the sixth year after you complete training. View eligibility requirements for AOA board certification.

Select Your Specialty

The American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery administers primary and subspecialty board certification in the following areas: Primary Certification: Orthopedic Surgery Subspecialty Certification: Hand Surgery Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Get Certified

Complete all application and examination requirements for certification through the specialty certifying board. Your Orthopedic Surgery primary or subspecialty certification will remain active for 10 years following date of issue.

Maintain Your Certification

Complete the four components of Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) to promote patient care, practice enhancement and lifelong learning throughout your career.