American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

CME Sponsor Accreditation

The AOA's continuing medical education (CME) program strives for growth of knowledge, refinement of skills, and the deepening of understanding for the osteopathic profession. The AOA Board of Trustees establishes accreditation policy for osteopathic CME sponsors. The Council on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) has been delegated authority by the AOA Board of Trustees to monitor osteopathic CME and to grant or deny Category 1 accreditation status to osteopathic CME sponsors. 

CME Information

CME Credit for Osteopathic Specialists/Subspecialists:

The AOA Board of Trustees approved a resolution to assist specialists and subspecialists in obtaining AOA Category 1-A credit. In addition, the AOA approved those Category 1 CME Sponsors having recognized specialty and/or sub-specialty certificate holders numbering less than 300 members the ability to satisfy a portion of their AOA Category 1-A CME requirement using ACCME Category 1 credits. Following are physician totals by Specialty/Subspecialty:  

2013-2015 CME Cycle  

 

 Policies and Forms

 

 Acceptable Presenters for AOA Specialty Credit by Boards

This table has been designated by the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) as Acceptable Presenters for AOA Specialty Credit by Board. Each qualification assumes the speaker has experience/expertise in the topic area on which he/she is speaking and that the speaker is covering pertinent issues. A shaded cell indicates that qualification is acceptable to the particular specialty board.

request-for-specialty-cme-pre-approval-for-cme-sponsors.docx Request for-Pre-Approval of Specialty CME Credit for Sponsors of CME Programs

This form is for requesting pre-approval of specialty CME credit for sponsors of CME programs. The form is to be completed by the CME sponsor and emailed to cmesponsors@osteopathic.org or mailed to AOA Client and Member Services along with a copy of the program. Please use the second page of the form to indicate the specialties for which specialty CME pre-approval is requested. (Mark the number of specialty credits being sought per session.)

resolution-aoa-cme-credit-for-outcomes-measurement.pdf Resolution - AOA Category 1-A CME Credit for Outcomes Measurement for AOA Category 1 CME Programs

resolution-aoa-specialty-credit.pdf Resolution - AOA Specialty Credit Limitations - Nov. 21, 2014

 Exemption Requirements from the 50% Osteopathic Speakers Requirement for an AOA Category 1-A CME Program

 Resolution - AOA BOS July 2009 – Specialty Continuing Medical Education (CME) Policy