The Sleep Medicine Conjoint administers subspecialty certification exams and Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements. The following stages represent key milestones in the process to obtain subspecialty board certification in Sleep Medicine.

Written Exam

1. In order to take the Sleep Medicine Written Exam, applicants must have satisfactorily completed a one-year fellowship in sleep medicine that was completed after July 1, 2009.

2. The Sleep Medicine Written Exam is offered once per year in August. The application period opens in March. The first deadline is July 1 and the final deadline, with a late fee, is Aug. 1.

Become Board Certified

3. Upon successful completion of all exam components, the Sleep Medicine Conjoint will recommend osteopathic board certification to the candidate’s primary board.

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 10-12 weeks upon notification of approval.

6. Your primary certification in Sleep 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.

10. Complete the practice performance assessment module.