OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Timeline

The American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery administers primary certification exams, subspecialty certification exams, and Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements. The following stages represent key milestones in the process to obtain subspecialty board certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

Written Exam

1. In order to take the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Subspecialty Written Exam, applicants must have been in the active practice of Orthopedic Sports Medicine for at least two years.

2. The Orthopedic Sports Medicine Subspecialty Written Exam will be offered twice per year during years 2018-2020. The fall application period opens in May, and applications are due on August 15. The spring application period opens in October and applications are due Jan. 15.

Become Board Certified

3. Upon successful completion of the exam, the AOBOS will recommend osteopathic subspecialty board certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine to the AOA.

4. You will receive a letter from the AOA via email once certification has been approved.

5. You are now board certified. You will receive your certification in the mail within 90 days.

6. Your subspecialty certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine will remain active for 10 years following date of issue provided you successfully complete Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements.

Osteopathic Continuous Certification

7. Maintain active licensure.

8. Participate in lifelong learning and continuing medical education.

9. Complete the cognitive assessment module.

10. Complete the practice performance assessment.

11. Maintain membership in the American Osteopathic Association.

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