The American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics administers primary and subspecialty certification exams, as well as Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements. The following stages represent key milestones in the process to obtain subspecialty certification in Neonatology.

Written Exam

1. In order to take the Neonatology Written Exam, candidates must be AOA-board-certified pediatricians who’ve completed two years of AOA-recognized subspecialty fellowship training in Neonatology.

2. The Neonatology Written Exam is offered in the spring. To learn more, contact the AOBP.

Become Board Certified

3. Upon successful completion of all exam components, the AOBP will recommend osteopathic board subspecialty 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 90 days upon notification of approval.

6. Your subspecialty certification in Neonatology 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.