American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How will you protect my credit card information over the Internet?

A. Our online reservation system uses SSL, the industry standard encryption technology. This ensures that your personal information, including your credit card number, cannot be read as it travels over the Internet. 

Q. I am board certified through an osteopathic board. Why do I need to pay a certification fee?

A. AOA certification involves more than meeting educational requirements and passing the required examinations. Certification also reflects a physician’s adherence to CME requirements and the Code of Ethics. Membership allows for the updating of CME activity and monitoring of good ethical standing. 

Q. I do not want to contribute to the AOF/AAOA, but the Total Amount Due reflects these contributions even after I uncheck the box.

A. The Total Amount Due will not reflect the change until you click on the
Continue button. 

Q. The amount due for membership dues is incorrect/I am still an intern/resident.

A. If you think your dues amount is incorrect, please contact the Customer Resource Center by calling (800) 621-1773 and press option 1, or email

Q. I received an invoice from the American Osteopathic Association; however, the website will not let me make a payment.

A. At this time it is only possible to make a payment in the Customer Resource Center if you currently owe membership dues to the AOA. For all other types of payments, please contact the AOA directly at (800) 621-1773 and asked to be transferred to the appropriate department.