American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

2017 CME Information

Membership OCC (prior to 2018) OCC (beginning in 2019)
BOT Res B9-2016
120-150 CME hours with 50 hours in area of specialty 60 hours of specialty credit with ​additional board requirements possible
Midyear Resolution B9-M 2017

Membership Policies by Board of Trustees

The AOA Board of Trustees on July 21, 2016 opted to eliminate enforcement of the 120 general hours (per 3-year cycle) of CME required to maintain membership with the AOA. This change will reduce the burden of CME reporting that is required of physicians. It is understood that the CME requirements remain in place for both state licensure and board certification.

Continuing Medical Education Requirements for AOA Certification

Current Policy for Certification:

Diplomates must obtain all CME credits required to maintain certification. Currently 120-150 CME hours with a minimum of 50 hours in the area of specialty (per CME cycle) are required for all boards. Check with your individual board for details.

Resolution of BOT at Midyear Meeting February 2017:

The AOA Board of Trustees passed Resolution B-9/M-2017 on CME for Osteopathic Continuous Certification in March 2017. This new resolution requires that Diplomates must complete a minimum of 60 specialty CME credits per three year cycle from either AOA or ACCME accredited sponsors. While the minimum number of specialty credits is specified as 60 credits per cycle, individual boards may implement additional requirements, including osteopathic-specific CME credits. The BOS is in the process of determining the implementation plan for this resolution and the new requirement will take effect in 2019.