OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Component 2: Lifelong Learning/Continuing Medical Education

Overview

Component 2 of the Osteopathic Continuous Certification process requires recertifying physicians to pursue lifelong learning through continuing medical education.

To complete component 2 requirements, diplomates with time-limited certificates and diplomates with non-time-limited certificates who are voluntarily participating in OCC must complete 60 CME credits in the 2019-2021 AOA CME cycle. Diplomates with non-time-limited certificates (who are not voluntarily participating in OCC) must complete 120 CME credits in the 2019-2021 AOA CME cycle. You can view your status for all OCC components, including component 2, by logging in to the AOA Physician Portal.

The requirement for the 2016-2018 CME cycle and earlier for all diplomates was 120 CME credits per three-year AOA CME cycle. Fifty of those credits must have been in the primary specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. For subspecialty certification, 15 of the CME credits must have been in the diplomate’s subspecialty. Please note that the previous requirement for 15 credits of self-assessment modules (SAMs) or activities each CME cycle has been eliminated beginning with the 2019-2021 CME cycle.