Component 2: Lifelong Learning/Continuing Medical Education


Component 2 of the Osteopathic Continuous Certification process requires recertifying physicians to pursue lifelong learning through continuing medical education. Component 2 consists of two parts: CME credit (required) and Pediatric Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (POMT) Modules (participation is encouraged but no longer a requirement).

CME Requirements

To complete Component 2 requirements in the primary specialty of Pediatrics, diplomates must:

  • Earn 60 CME credits during each three-year AOA CME cycle.
    • 15 credits must be Specialty AOA Category 1-A.
    • AOA Category 1-A will be required CME during the 2022-2024 CME Cycle.
    • View your status for all OCC components, including Component 2, by logging into the AOA Physician Portal.

CME Guide: 2022-2024 CME Guide for Osteopathic Physicians
CME Guide:  2019-2021 CME Guide for Osteopathic Physicians

POMT Modules

POMT Modules are being offered to our diplomates as a learning resource to enhance osteopathic distinction.

Read the module and complete the corresponding online quiz. Any wrong answers, take the time to review your quiz by comparing to the answer sheet. We encourage your participation and hope to foster adult learning and continual education.

Online Quiz Form
Answer Key