Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC)

Component 1 - Active Licensure

Requires that physicians who are board-certified by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in one of the 50 states. In addition, these physicians are required to adhere to the AOA’s Code of Ethics.

Special Considerations
In the event that an osteopathic physician has restrictions or limitations on his or state medical license, a subcommittee of the AOA's Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) will review all documentation related to the sanction.  

In the event that the subcommittee does not find in the diplomate's favor, the diplomate may request an appeal to the BOS Appeal Committee, which will conduct a hearing related to the issue.  No members of the subcommittee will serve as members of the BOS Appeal Committee.  

In the event that the BOS Appeal Committee does not find in the diplomate's favor, the diplomate may request an appeal to the AOA Board of Trustees, which will conduct a hearing related to the issue.  The decision of the AOA Board of Trustees is final.