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 primary board certification in Laboratory Medicine.
1. In order to take the Laboratory Medicine Certification Exam, applicants must have completed an AOA-approved residency in Laboratory Medicine.
2. The Laboratory Medicine Certification Exam is offered one weekend per year, generally every fall during the AOA OMED Conference. The application period opens in February or March, and applications are due approximately two months prior to the exam date.
Become Board Certified
3. Upon successful completion of all 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.
5. You are now board certified. You will receive your certification in the mail within approximately 4 weeks.
6. Your primary certification in Laboratory 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.
10. Complete the practice performance assessment.
11. Maintain membership in the American Osteopathic Association.