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:
    • 2019-2021 CME cycle: 60 CME credits, 10 of which must be AOA Category 1A
    • 2022-2024 CME cycle: 60 CME credits
  • Diplomates with non-time-limited certificates who are not voluntarily participating in OCC must complete:
    • 2019-2021 CME cycle: 120 CME credits, 20 of which must be AOA Category 1A
    • 2022-2024 CME cycle: 120 CME credits

In the 2022-2024 CME cycle, the AOBR will not require any specific category of CME credit (e.g. AOA Category 1A) or specialty-specific credits.

Primary Certification

Beginning in 2019, a minimum of 60 CME credits must be earned during each three-year AOA CME cycle. Of these, 10 must be AOA Category 1-A CME. The remaining 50 hours will have broad acceptance of specialty CME.

Subspecialty Certification

Beginning in 2019, a minimum of 60 CME credits must be earned during each three-year AOA CME cycle. Of these, 10 must be AOA Category 1-A CME. The remaining 50 hours will have broad acceptance of specialty CME. Your CME requirements for your primary certification in Diagnostic Radiology count towards your subspecialty certification.

Non-Time Limited Certificate Holders

Diplomates with non-time-limited certificates must complete 120 CME credits in the 2019-2021 AOA CME cycle. Of these, 20 must be AOA Category 1-A CME. For details and additional information you may view the AOA CME Guide.