Certification Deadlines

2024 Early Entry Pathway

March 6-8
Registration Deadline: February 9
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2024 Initial Certification Exam

September 18-20
Registration Deadline: July 20 (avoid late fees)
Final Deadline: August 20

Certification Information

Board Certification   
If you are AOBIM board certified, then you need AOA category 1 and/or category 1-A CME credits to help you to maintain Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC). Submit your CME credits here.    

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American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine: OCC Update - October 2022 

If you are ABIM board certified, then you need ABIM MOC points to fulfill Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program requirements. To earn MOC points from ACOI, you must complete the knowledge assessment for each lecture prior to the deadline.    

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An Overview of ABIM Certification and Maintenance of Certification  

AOA-ABMS Certification Reciprocity

Good news! Are you a physician that holds ABMS board certification? If so, you may also be eligible for AOA Board Certification! 

Osteopathic physicians certified by an ABMS member board before Nov. 21, 2020, are now eligible for reciprocal board certification issued through their corresponding AOA specialty or subspecialty.

  • No initial certification exam
  • No initial certification fee for AOA members
  • $299 application fee for AOA non-members

Through this limited-time offer, ABMS-certified DOs can acquire AOA Board Certification without paying duplicate fees or taking high-stakes initial certification exams. To maintain AOA certification, DOs will need to meet requirements for Osteopathic Continuous Certification. 

To apply, visit the AOA's ABMS Reciprocity page. 

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