OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Timeline

The American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine 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 Aerospace Medicine.

Certification Exam

1. In order to take the Aerospace Medicine Certification Exam applicants must have completed a one-year Aerospace Medicine residency and earned an MPH or equivalent degree.

2. The Aerospace Medicine Certification Exam is offered one weekend per year, generally every spring. The application period opens in fall and applications are due Dec. 1.

Become Board Certified

3. Upon successful completion of all exam components, the AOBPM 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 90 days.

6. Your primary certification in Aerospace 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 module.

10. Complete the practice performance assessment.

11. Maintain membership in the American Osteopathic Association.

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