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.
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.