American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Continuing Medical Education

As an osteopathic physician, you're committed to the health and well-being of your patients and the general public. With AOA continuing medical education (CME) offerings, administered by the Council on Continuing Medical Education, you can:

  • Refine your skills

  • Deepen your understanding of the osteopathic medical profession

  • Meet ongoing certification requirements

  • Offer the best in patient care

Learn about CME options

All AOA members, other than those who are exempt, are required to participate in the CME program and to meet specified CME credit hour requirements. For detailed requirements, please consult the following:

Requesting AOA Category 1-A CME Credit for Allopathic CME Activities


 Handbook of the Council on CME


Download the procedural manual for the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) and other AOA officers.


 Resolutions for Public Comment


​Bureau of Osteopathic Education and Council on Continuing Medical Education Resolutions Posted for Public Comment

The resolutions will be posted for 45 days for public comment. The submitted comments will be shared with the Bureau of Osteopathic Education and will be made available for the Board of Trustees deliberations at its July 2016 Annual Meeting.  Please send all comments to, no later than Friday, June 10, 2016.


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