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Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC)

For the Public

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Steps to Certification




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Chicago, Illinois 60611

Phone 800-621-1773,
Extension 8267
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Welcome to the homepage of the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics (AOBP). The AOBP is an active organization within the American Osteopathic Association. We are responsible for evaluation and recommendation for Board certification in the specialty areas of General Pediatrics.

The AOBP is also responsible for providing evaluation and recommendation for Board Certification in the following subspecialty areas:
  • Conjoint Pediatric and Adult Allergy and Immunology
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Neonatology (this exam is offered every two years)
  • Sports Medicine

OCC is here - learn more

Are you interested in applying for an exam? For information and to apply for an exam, click the link in the table below.

Please contact the board at aobp@osteopathic.org with any questions or concerns.

Please note: Applicants will receive an email from the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics (AOBP) once all application materials have been submitted.  This may take a week or two and will depend on the volume of applications that were received. Once an applicant's file is complete, it will be submitted to the Credentials Committee for review and approval and the applicant will be notified if the Credentials Committee requests any additional information.  Once the Credentials Committee approves a candidate's application, the candidate's name and information will be submitted to Prometric.  After the AOBP receives notification from Prometric that the candidate has been entered into their system, the candidate will receive another email with an approval letter that includes instructions for registering with Prometric and general examination instructions.  Once applicants receive this letter, applicants will need to register with a Prometric site as soon as possible in order to secure their seat at their preferred Prometric location.


Examination Details

Applications for the June 2016 General Pediatrics examination are available now.

Final application deadline is in March.

Content Disclaimer: The information provided in the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics (AOBP) web site is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between the AOBP and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. Information on the AOBP website is subject to change without prior notice. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, the AOBP makes no guarantees of any kind.

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