Handbook for Candidates for Osteopathic Continuous Certification
Online Application Forms
Application for OCC Examination via Test Center
Application for OCC Examination via Clinical Pathway
Unzip the file using WinZIP (or another file compression utility), and double-click "InstallFREDV2AOBOS" icon to install the tutorial.
Those surgeons who have been certified BEFORE 1994 may take the OCC Examination, on a voluntary basis, at any time.
Those surgeons who were certified in 1994 or AFTER were issued a TEN-YEAR certificate and will be required to take the OCC Cycle prior to the expiration of their certificate. AN OCC EXAMINATION WILL BE REQUIRED EVERY TEN (10) YEARS.
The OCC Examination questions come from the general orthopedic question pool, but are oriented more toward the clinical practice of Orthopedics. There are no basic science and very few tumor questions. At this time, the AOBOS does not offer a review course. If you wish, you are encouraged to attend other Orthopedic review courses around the country. AN EXCELLENT METHOD OF PREPARATION IS TO STUDY THE MOST CURRENT ORTHOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE UPDATE. Please monitor the website for further instructions. Greater detail of the exam is available through the Handbook for Candidates for Osteopathic Continuous Certification, which can be downloaded off this website.