Osteopathic physicians certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) can now receive reciprocal certification from the AOA’s Certifying Board Services. This opportunity is available to DOs certified by an ABMS member board prior to Nov. 21, 2020, and will not require physicians to take their corresponding AOA specialty or subspecialty board’s initial certification exam or pay initial certification fees.
The application fee for reciprocal certification is $0 for AOA members and $299 for non-members. To maintain AOA Board Certification, DOs will be required to meet their specialty/subspecialty board’s requirements for Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC). These requirements will vary by specialty/subspecialty board.
To obtain more information and submit an application, visit the AOA’s ABMS Reciprocity page.