The American Osteopathic Association’s Department of Certifying Board Services administers the processes of board certification and osteopathic continuous certification for 18 specialty certifying boards, offering certifications in 29 primary specialties and 77 subspecialties. Explore your specialty below.

Anesthesiology

Primary Certification
Anesthesiology

Dermatology

Primary Certification
Dermatology

Emergency Medicine

Family Physicians

Internal Medicine

Neurology & Psychiatry

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Primary Certification
Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine & OMM

Nuclear Medicine

Primary Certification
Nuclear Medicine

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology-HNS

Subspecialty Certification
Otolaryngic Allergy
Conjoint
Sleep Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Primary Certification
Orthopedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification
Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Pathology

Primary Certification
Anatomic Pathology
Laboratory Medicine
Subspecialty Certification
Forensic Pathology
Conjoint
Dermatopathology

Pediatrics

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Preventive Medicine

Proctology

Primary Certification
Proctology

Radiology

Surgery

Being board certified is a must in today's health care environment. It signifies your competency as a physician and demonstrates that your knowledge and experience meet clinical standards.

AOA board certification is key to maintaining our unique approach to health care. It provided a foundation that has allowed me to develop necessary skills to care for patients, from the weekend warrior to Olympic athletes.

AOA board certification is more than a required credential. It's evidence of your discipline to maintain academic rigor and your commitment to the principles that drive the DO difference.