CME Licensure Requirements
Ohio has licensed osteopathic physicians since 1944. As the practice of osteopathic medicine has changed over the years, the Medical Board has continued to change and meet its' mission of regulating the practice of osteopathic medicine in the state. In order to practice osteopathic medicine in Ohio, the individual must be licensed and maintain a current license by the Board. For complete licensure requirements, forms and other information, visit the State Medical Board website.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Requirements
The CME program consists of two categories, Category 1 and 2, which is described below. At least 40 hours of CME must be earned in Category 1. All osteopathic physicians must comply with the 100-hour requirement every two-year period.
The OOA's not for profit foundation, the Ohio Osteopathic Foundation (OOF), is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to sponsor AOA Category 1 programs to help osteopathic physicians meet mandatory licensing requirements of the Ohio State Medical Board. The OOF conducts an annual symposium each April offering approximately 30 hours of CME, along with our joint sponsorship programs.
Summary of Continuing Medical Education Program
CATEGORY 1 - Minimum of 40 hours required in Category 1-A, 1-B or 1-C
1-A Formal education programs sponsored by accredited osteopathic institutions, organizations and their affiliates which meet the standard definition of osteopathic CME, standardized life support courses and federal aviation administration course.
1-B Development and publication of scientific papers and electronically communicated programs; osteopathic medical teaching; conducting osteopathic hospital inspections and certifying board examinations; and AOA accredited and/or approved hospital committee and department conferences concerned with the review and evaluation of patient care.
1-C Other CME activities and programs approved for Category 1 by the OOF Education Committee.
CATEGORY 2 - Maximum of 60 hours allowed
2-A Formal education programs sponsored by accredited allopathic institutions, organizations and agencies.
2-B Non-AOA accredited or approved hospital committee and departmental conferences concerned with the review of patient care; home study; scientific exhibits; and other CME activities and programs approved for Category 2 credit by the OOF Education Committee.
Click here for the Category 1-C Credit Application (PDF format) , or
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Please Note: This form should only be completed by osteopathic physicians who are requesting the reclassification and approval of CME activities from Category 2 to Category 1-C.