Written Examination Application
Oral Examination Application
Clinical Examination Application
Hand Subspecialty Examination Application
Hand Subspecialty OCC Examination Application
Application for OCC Examination via Test Center
was established in 1979 and exists primarily for the purpose of assisting newly trained orthopedic surgeons in the certification process. The purpose of certification examination is to provide the public with a dependable mechanism to identify physicians who have met a standard to assure competent performance in the field of orthopedic surgery.
Written Exam Application Deadline
Due to the 15th falling on a Sunday and the MLK holiday the deadline will be end of day on the 17th.
OCC Examination Application Deadline
Clinical Exam Application Deadline
Don't miss the deadline for the 2017 Summer Clinical Exam Applications!
Oral Exam Application Deadline
Don't miss the deadline for the 2017 Oral Exam Applications!
Hand Subspecialty Exam Application Deadline
Don't miss the deadline for the 2017 Hand Subspecialty Exam Applications!
Don't miss the deadline for the 2018 Winter Clinical Exam Applications!
2015 Bob Green Award Winner
Mark W. Allen, D.O.
The 2015 Bob Green Memorial Award winner has been announced. He received his award at the 2016 AOAO meeting in Washington DC. Congratulations to Mark W. Allen, DO for achieving the highest combined score for the 2015 written and oral certification examinations.
OCC began January 1, 2013 for all time-dated board certified orthopedic surgeons.
Participation in OCC is mandated by the American Osteopathic Association. Your ability to practice may be at risk for non-compliance.
As a certified osteopathic orthopedic surgeon, you will be required to participate in all five (5) components of OCC to maintain your certification. The components are: Unrestricted Licensure; Lifelong Learning/CME; Cognitive Assessment; Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement; and Continuous AOA Membership.
The 'Read More' link below will take you to the AOBOS Handbook for Candidates for Osteopathic Continuous Certification.
Component 4: OCC Practice Performance Assessment Module (PPA) Link
The link below will take you to the O-Cat website for access to the orthopedic surgery PPA modules.
PLEASE NOTE: this O-Cat site only supports Chrome. You will need to use Chrome as your browser to use the full capabilities of this site.
2017 Written and OCC (Recert)
The 2017 Written examination is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Prometric Centers across the country.
The 2017 OCC (Recertification) Examination is scheduled for Friday, June 16, 2017 at Prometric Centers.