The AOA encourages all members to earn 120 credits over a three year cycle of which 30 CME credits should be recorded in AOA Category 1-A and the remaining 90 credits may be accumulated in any category 1-A, 1-B, 2-A or 2-B.
Specialty CME Policy
Members who are board certified must earn a minimum of 50 CME credits (Category 1 or 2) in their specialties. For osteopathic physicians holding certification(s) of added qualification (CAQs), a minimum of 25% of the credits (13 credits) must be earned at the level of the CAQ. At least 30% of the specialty CME credits (15 credits) must be earned in the primary certification.
The 2016-2018 CME Guide for Osteopathic Physicians is effective January 1, 2016 , 2016 through December 31, 2018. All AOA members, other than those who are exempt, are required to participate in the CME program. (2016-18 CME Guide for Osteopathic Physicians)
Review frequently asked questions provided by the AOA.
Osteopathic Continuous Certification Modules @ AOCA Meetings
Begun at the 2016 Annual Convention, the AOCA has partnered with the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiologists (AOBA) to offer lectures to fulfill OCC Core Competencies. In order to insure that the OCC required core competencies of Osteopathic Philosophy and Principles, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, and Professionalism under the OCC Component II are fulfilled, the AOCA is offering these lectures at its semi-annual meetings. The lectures will be offered on a rotating basis over a three year period to insure all OCC diplomates have an opportunity to complete these requirements over the OCC ten year period. These OCC core competency lectures are specifically noted within the AOCA meeting materials. Reporting of OCC lecture participation will be provided by AOCA to the AOBA. It is still the responsibility of the OCC diplomate to keep records for themselves.”
CME Quick Links
AOA – Continuing Medical Education
AOA – CME Guide Home Page
Your CME Report
AOA – CME Reporting Forms (outside of AOCA meetings)