American Osteopathic Association

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CME Specialty Credits

Recording of CME Specialty Credits

AOA certification policy requires board-certified diplomats to earn at least 50 credits of continuing medical education (CME) in their specialty during each three-year CME cycle. The AOA Board of Trustees has approved the following rules for applying CME to this 50-credit requirement: 

  1. Credit for specialty CME provided by AOA CME Sponsors other than the relevant specialty affiliate may only be awarded by the certifying board with jurisdiction.

  2. Each specialty certifying board will establish a CME Advisory Subcommittee, which will monitor compliance of CME programs based on the approved template and its defined criteria as needed.

  3. Physicians may petition the specialty certifying board’s CME Advisory Subcommittee on a case-by-case basis for exception to the policy. To request this process, contact the AOA Customer Resource Center at (888) 62-MYAOA (888-626-9262).

Policy and Recording Templates

This table has been designated by the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) as Acceptable Presenters for AOA Specialty Credit by Board. Each qualification assumes the speaker has experience/expertise in the topic area on which he/she is speaking and that the speaker is covering pertinent issues. A shaded cell indicates that qualification is acceptable to the particular specialty board.

Physicians should review their AOA CME Activity Report and contact the AOA Customer Resource Center with any additional hours that may have not been applied toward their specialty.

Please contact the AOA Customer Resource Center by calling (312) 202-8000 or (888) 62-MYAOA (888-626-9262), emailing a copy of your current CME Activity Report to, or faxing a copy to (312) 202-8202, marking the courses that should be applied.