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

Physicians renewing their license must complete 50 hours of CME designated by the AOA as category 1-A or 2-A in a two-year cycle.

View the State Medical Board of Ohio's CME Requirements


Summary of Continuing Medical Education Program


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.


2-A Formal education programs sponsored by accredited allopathic institutions, organizations and agencies.

Click here for the Category 1-C Credit Application (PDF format) , or for secure online processing, Click HERE.

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.


Duty to Report

All State Medical Board licensees have a statutory and ethical duty to report misconduct. You are obligated to report violations of law, rule and code of ethics standards to the Medical Board. See the Medical Board website for details about this licensure requirement.


Interested in 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.