Board-eligible status begins upon completion of your training program and ends Dec. 31 of the sixth year after you complete training. View eligibility requirements for AOA board certification.
Select Your Specialty
The American Osteopathic Board of Surgery administers primary and subspecialty board certification in the following areas.
Complete all application and examination requirements for certification. Your AOBS primary or subspecialty certification will remain active for 10 years following date of issue provided you successfully complete Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements.
Maintain Your Certification
Complete the five components of Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) to promote patient care, practice enhancement and lifelong learning throughout your career.