American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

CME Guide

​To better serve your needs as an osteopathic physician, we continually strive to offer continuing medical education opportunities that explore the latest clinical advances and developments in medicine. For basic guidelines on obtaining CME credit, follow the links below. 

2017 CME Information

The AOA Board of Trustees on July 21, 2016 opted to eliminate enforcement of the 120 general hours (per 3-year cycle) of CME required to maintain membership with the AOA. This change will reduce the burden of CME reporting that is required of physicians. Read more

CME Guide 2016-2018

The 2016-2018 CME Guide for Osteopathic Physicians was approved in February 2016 and will be effective beginning Jan. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2018. View the guide for the most recent CME guidelines regarding the upcoming 2016-2018 CME cycle. Remember that all AOA members, other than those who are exempt, are required to participate in the CME program and meet specified CME requirements for the 2016-2018 CME cycle. View each section of the CME Guide below, or download the guide in PDF format.

Other Resources

The Council on Continuing Medical Education of the American Osteopathic Association (CCME) maintains the right to update this guide as needed. The Council reserves the right to evaluate all programs and activities on an individual basis to determine if and the amount of credit granted at its discretion. Osteopathic physicians are responsible for keeping abreast of the rules and regulations of CME.


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