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Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC)
AOBP/ACOP CME Template for Specialty Hours in Pediatrics

The AOBP requires a total of 50 hours of specialty credit in Pediatrics every 3 years. This is out of a total of 120 hours of CME required by the AOA. The following activities are considered acceptable for specialty credit in Pediatrics:

The AOBP requires a total of 50 hours of specialty credit in Pediatrics every 3 years. This is out of a total of 120 hours of CME required by the AOA.  Activities 1, 5, 9 and 10 below are considered acceptable for specialty credit in Pediatrics.  For categories 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19 and 20 individuals must submit a request, with proof of pediatric relevance, that hours in these categories be considered for specialty credit. Otherwise, they should be designated as category 1 or 2 based on established AOA guidelines.

Approved AOBP Specialty CME Credits

Code

Description

Maximum Number of Credits Per Cycle

1

Annual OMED Conference and Exposition

Any hours designated as a pediatric lecture in addition to those sponsored by the ACOP.

2

AIDS Seminars (Osteopathic and Allopathic)

Up to 5 hours per cycle if related to pediatrics and approved by the ACOP CME committee, the ACOP Board of Trustees and the AOBP.

3

Risk Management / Patient Safety

Up to 5 hours per cycle if related to pediatrics and approved by the ACOP CME committee, the ACOP Board of Trustees and the AOBP. 

4

Ethics

No specialty credits are granted.

5

AOA Specialty College Conferences & Seminars

ALL up to 50 hours per cycle in courses sponsored by the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) and its affiliates.

6

AOA State Society Seminars

ALL up to 25 hours per cycle if related to pediatrics and approved by the ACOP CME committee, the ACOP Board of Trustees and the AOBP.  The State Society must submit the attached form designating specialty areas for the course content for approval to the ACOP CME committee.

7

Medical Journals / Home Study Courses

Up to 20 hours per cycle if related to pediatrics and approved by the ACOP CME committee, the ACOP Board of Trustees and the AOBP.

8

Scientific Exhibits

Up to 5 hours per cycle if related to pediatrics and approved by the ACOP CME committee, the ACOP Board of Trustees and the AOBP. 

9

AMA/PRA (ACCME) Courses

ALL up to 50 hours per cycle in courses sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its regional, state and sub-specialty affiliates, by the Pediatric department of any accredited US based medical school or by an accredited children's medical center.

10

Formal Teaching in the Specialty

ALL up to 50 hours per cycle of formal, non-pharmaceutical sponsored lectures or presentations pertaining to Pediatrics, on an hour per hour basis.

11

Standardized Life Support

ALL hours per cycle from PALS, NRP, ALTS courses if related to pediatrics and approved by the ACOP CME committee, the ACOP Board of Trustees and the AOBP. 

12

Specialty Certifying Board Test Construction

Up to 15 hours per cycle if related to pediatrics and approved by the ACOP CME committee, the ACOP Board of Trustees and the AOBP. 

13

Publications

Up to 15 hours per cycle if related to pediatrics and approved by the ACOP CME committee, the ACOP Board of Trustees and the AOBP.

14

Healthcare Facility Meetings

No specialty credits are granted.

15

Hospital Inspections

No specialty credits are granted.

16

Acute Care Hospital Programs

Up to 25 hours per cycle if related to pediatrics and approved by the ACOP CME committee, the ACOP Board of Trustees and the AOBP. 

17

College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) Seminars

ALL up to 25 hours per cycle if related to pediatrics and approved by the ACOP CME committee, the ACOP Board of Trustees and the AOBP.  The COM must submit the attached form designating specialty areas for the course content for approval to the ACOP CME committee.

18

Osteopathic Foundation Seminars

Up to 25 hours per cycle if related to pediatrics and approved by the ACOP CME committee, the ACOP Board of Trustees and the AOBP. 

19

Osteopathic Preceptoring

Up to 25 hours per cycle if related to pediatrics and approved by the ACOP CME committee, the ACOP Board of Trustees and the AOBP. 

20

Test Construction / Administering Oral & Practical Examinations

Up to 10 hours per cycle if related to pediatrics and approved by the ACOP CME committee, the ACOP Board of Trustees and the AOBP. 

 


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