Handbook for Candidates for Osteopathic Continuous Certification
Online Application Forms
Application for OCC Cycle Examination via Test Center
Application for OCC Cycle Examination via Clinical Pathway
Those surgeons who have been certified BEFORE 1994 may take the OCC Cycle 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 CYCLE EXAMINATION WILL BE REQUIRED EVERY TEN (10) YEARS.
The OCC Cycle 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.