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.

Certificate to Recommend (CTR)

House Bill 523, effective on September 8, 2016, legalized medical marijuana in Ohio. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program allow people with certain medical conditions, upon the recommendation of an Ohio-licensed physician certified by the State Medical Board, to purchase and use medical marijuana.

Three state government agencies are responsible for the operation of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program: Ohio Department of Commerce, State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy, and State of Ohio Medical Board.

Details about obtaining a certificate to recommend (CTR) under the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program are on the Medical Board website.

Resources and other information for physicians are available on the MMCP 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.

View the State Medical Board of Ohio's CME Requirements

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.

CME Joint Sponsorship

As an accredited CME sponsor, the OOA/OOF partners with local districts and others to develop quality programs. For more information, see the Joint Sponsorship page.