Life + Career AOA Board Certification

AOA Board Certification

Mark of distinction

Demonstrate excellence in your specialty

Designed by physicians for physicians, AOA Board Certification ensures the advancement of clinical skills and knowledge throughout your entire medical career.

AOA Board Certification is an important quality marker for patient, employers, insurers and regulators. The AOA’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.


  • Advance your career

    Patients and employers actively seek out AOA board-certified physicians.

  • Practice whole-person care

    Engage in continuous professional development that can lead to improved patient outcomes.

  • Stay up to date

    Enhance your knowledge of clinical guidelines as the practice of medicine evolves.

  • Reinforce your training

    Continue your commitment to the osteopathic philosophy of whole-person care.

  • Maintain your skills

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

  • Collaborate with like minds

    Build you knowledge alongside other physicians who consistently demonstrate excellence in clinical practice.

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