OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Overview

Through the following components, board-certified physicians maintain Osteopathic Continuous Certification in the primary specialties of Aerospace Medicine, Occupational/Environmental Medicine, and Public Health/Community Medicine.

 

Component 1 | Active Licensure

AOA board-certified physicians must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in one of the 50 states. Read more…

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. Read more…

Component 3 | Cognitive Assessment

To complete Component 3 requirements for Osteopathic Continuous Certification in the primary specialties of Aerospace Medicine, Occupational/Environmental Medicine, and Public Health/Community Medicine, a physician must pass a written examination once per 10-year OCC cycle. Read more…

Component 4 | Practice Performance Assessment & Improvement

Component 4 requires physicians to engage in continuous quality improvement through comparison of personal practice performance measured against national standards for their medical specialty. The AOBPM requires candidates to complete one PPA module in each 10-year OCC cycle. Read more…

 

Component 5 | Continuous AOA Membership

By maintaining AOA membership and adhering to the AOA’s Code of Ethics, board-certified physicians strengthen their commitment to lifelong learning through continuous education. In addition, certified members participate in relevant specialty-specific educational activities. Read more…