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Osteopathic Continuous Certification Examination
AOBP general pediatric certificates issued prior to January 1, 1995 were non-time limited and designated as “non-time limited ” certificates. Osteopathic Continuous Certification examination has been required since January 1, 1995. These “time limited” certificates have been issued for a seven (7) year period since this date through December 31, 2008. All time limited certificates issued after January 1, 2009 are for a ten (10) year period.

All Osteopathic Continuous Certification examination candidates may sit for the Osteopathic Continuous Certification examination as early as the year prior to their certificate’s expiration date. If taken early, failure does not affect the expiration date of the current date of the certificate. Passing the Osteopathic Continuous Certification exam early, similarly, does affect the date of the current certificate. A new certificate for a term of ten (10) years will be issued when the old certificate expires.

Certificates of Osteopathic Continuous Certification are issued to candidates who successfully complete the Osteopathic Continuous Certification process and who are approved by the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists. 

Examination Preparation
The AOBP does not endorse any board review course for use in preparing to take the certification examination in Pediatrics. Many organizations provide intensive board review courses which can be taken in preparation for the boards. The AOBP table of specifications is published on our website and can be used to determine if the content of a board review is sufficient to cover the listed topics.

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