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
Don't miss the deadline for the 2016 Written Exam Applications!
OCC Examination Application Deadline
Don't miss the deadline for the 2016 OCC Cycle Exam Applications!
Clinical Exam Application Deadline
Don't miss the deadline for the 2016 Summer Clinical Exam Applications!
Oral Exam Application Deadline
Don't miss the deadline for the 2015 Oral Exam Applications!
Hand Subspecialty Exam Application Deadline
Don't miss the deadline for the 2015 Hand Subspecialty Exam Applications!
Don't miss the deadline for the 2016 Winter Clinical Exam Applications!
AOAO Case Log System
Effective December 1, 2012, the AOBOS is no longer accepting surgical log submissions generated from the AOAO case log system.
Candidates must use the AOBOS Clinical Log Template to compile the surgical case log for the Part III Clinical Examination.
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.
2016 Written and OCC Cycle
The 2016 Written examination is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Prometric centers across the country.
The 2016 OCC (Recertification) Examination is scheduled for Friday, June 17, 2016 at Prometric Centers.
2014 Bob Green Award Winners
Matthew Bullock, D.O. and
Ryan Kenny, D.O.
The 2014 Bob Green Memorial Award winners have been announced. They will receive their awards at the 2015 AOAO meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. Congratulations to Matthew Bullock, DO and Ryan Kenny, DO for achieving the highest combined score for the 2014 written and oral certification examinations.