The American Osteopathic Board of Pathology 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 Forensic Pathology.
1. Complete the AOBPa eligibility requirements to sit for the Forensic Pathology Subspecialty Certification Exam.
2.The Forensic Pathology Subspecialty Certification Exam is offered one weekend every fall. The application period opens in February or March, and applications are due approximately two months prior to the exam date. Beginning in 2020, the application period opens five months prior to the exam date, and applications are due 15 days prior to the exam date.
Become Board Certified
3. Upon successful completion of all exam components, the AOBPa will recommend osteopathic board certification to the AOA.
4. You will receive a letter from the AOA via email once certification has been approved. Results will be released within 90 days of final board action.
5. You are now board certified. You will receive your certification in the mail within approximately 4 weeks.
6. Your subspecialty certification in Forensic Pathology 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.
10. Complete the practice performance assessment.