OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Overview

Become Board-Eligible

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.

Primary Certification:

Cardiothoracic Surgery

General Surgery

Neurological Surgery

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Urological Surgery

Subspecialty Certification:

Surgical Critical Care

 

Get Certified

Complete all application and examination requirements for certification. Your AOBS primary or subspecialty certification will remain active for 10 years following date of issue

Maintain Your Certification

Complete the five components of Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) to promote patient care, practice enhancement and lifelong learning throughout your career.

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