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Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC)
Component 2: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment

Component 2: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment - OVERVIEW

  • The purpose of this component is to enhance the osteopathic pediatrician’s medical knowledge and practice skills.
  • There are two parts to component 2:

Component 2: Part 1: Lifelong Learning

  • CME Requirements
  • CME requirements must be completed every three (3) years in order to maintain specialty certification.
  • The process for verification and processing CME hours through the AOA will not change.
  • The AOA website will link to a reporting platform maintained for each individual. The status of OCC and CME requirements for every AOA member will be maintained in this platform. Each physician and their respective board will have access to this system for monitoring purposes. An annual fee (of $30.00) will be added for each specialty certificate to the annual specialty fee for a total of $95.00 which is paid as a part of the annual AOA dues.

Component 2: Part 2: Self-Assessment

  • Pediatricians will assess and enhance clinical knowledge and practice skills in areas important to their practice using activities developed by the AOBP and ACOP. These self-assessment modules support and promote lifelong learning which is vital in providing quality patient care.
  • POMT (Pediatric Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment)
    • The ACOP and AOBP have collaborated in developing nine (9) POMT modules which are relevant to the practice of osteopathic pediatric medicine.
    • These modules are available on the AOBP website.
      • You can access the modules here.
    • Each module has been approved for 1 hour of AOA Category 1B credit.
    • The AOBP requires that all nine (9) modules be successfully completed during each nine year OCC cycle. A short quiz must be taken, passed (with a passing grade of 70%) and submitted to the AOBP for Category 1B CME credit. The AOBP will report this activity to the AOA CME Department for OCC credit.
    • There is currently no charge for quiz submission for both the eJournal and POMT modules and CME credits for both the eJournal and POMT modules.
    • PLEASE NOTE: These modules are available to the AOBP diplomates only. You must be certified by the AOBP in order to receive credit for these modules.


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