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Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) Update

The American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology will be changing the requirements of OCC Component 4. The purpose of Component 4 is to ensure that AOA certified physicians are engaging in quality improvement through comparison of personal practice performance measured against national standards. Currently, diplomates holding a time-limited certificate are required to complete case log forms for all cases for a period of six months or 500 cases (PPAs).

The AOBA understands that many physicians participate in quality improvement programs through their employer. Therefore, we have developed an attestation form which will allow AOBA diplomates to attest to participating in a quality improvement program.  The attestation form can be accessed via:

You may also view frequently asked question at:

The AOBA will conduct future audits to ensure the attestations are accurate.  If you have already completed Component 4 by submitting case logs, you will not need to complete the attestation form. If you have not participated in a quality improvement activity you are required to submit case log forms for all cases you are responsible for (either personally or under direction) for a period of six months, or 500 cases. Based on feedback from our diplomates, changes are being made to additional OCC components.  We will continue to update you as changes occur. A breakdown of the current OCC requirements can be found on page 2 below.

Exam Schedule 2018Below you will find the 2018 Board examination schedule, please continue to check the AOBA website for requirements and registration dates.

Date: March 16, 2018
Registration is Open Apply Now!
Location: (Chicago, IL)
    • OCC Primary
    • OCC Subspecialty Pain Management
    • Clinical exam application review
    • All Subspecialty exams
Date: August 18, 2018
Location: (Chicago, IL)
    • OCC Primary
    • OCC Subspecialty Pain Management
    • All Subspecialty exams
Date: August 13-19, 2018
Location: Pearson VUE Testing Center
    • Primary Written Exam

Date: September 22, 2018
Location: AOCA (San Diego, CA)
    • Oral Examination
    • Clinical exam application review

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