Learn about AOA Board Certification requirements for the 2019-2021 CME cycle.
Effective Jan. 1, 2013, all AOA specialty certifying boards implemented a continuous certification process for osteopathic physicians called Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC). This guide outlines the requirements for OCC Component 2: Lifelong Learning/Continuing Medical Education, and the activities that may serve to meet those requirements.
Recognizing the significant burden placed on physician practices by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees has approved the following policy changes for the 2019-2021 CME cycle.
In addition, AOA category 1 CME sponsors will be exempt from the requirement to provide a needs assessment for COVID-19 related activities.
The Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists of the American Osteopathic Association (BOS) maintains the right to update the guide as needed. The BOS reserves the right to evaluate all programs and activities on an individual basis. Osteopathic physicians are responsible for keeping abreast of the rules and regulations of CME.