OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

The application process has closed for the oral exam scheduled on April 17, 2021

Welcome to the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery

Affirm your commitment to ongoing evidence-based education resulting in high-quality whole person care.

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Information for Candidates

Learn about the process to become AOA board certified in Surgery, including required exams and eligibility criteria.

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Why Choose AOA?

Designed for physicians by physicians, AOA board certification is an important quality marker for patients and employers.

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Maintaining Certification

Demonstrate excellence in your specialty throughout your career by participating in Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC).

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Important Dates View All

May 1 - 31, 2021

Spring Qualifying Examination

Exam administered through PearsonVUE

May 1 - 31, 2021

Spring OCC Recertification Examination

Exam administered through PearsonVUE

May 15, 2021

Fall Qualifying Exam Applications Open

May 15, 2021

Fall OCC Recertification Exam Applications Open

Aug. 1, 2021

First deadline for Fall Qualifying Exam applications

Aug. 1, 2021

First deadline for Fall OCC Recertification Exam applications

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