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Board Certification: The Future of Sports Medicine

Board Certification of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine was approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in July 1992. This development came after almost 10 years of lobbying efforts by the AOASM to establish board certification in sports medicine. The AOASM is a member of the Conjoint Examination Committee establishing the requirements and procedures for board certification and will, therefore, be able to effectively assist its members in becoming certified in sports medicine.

For more information, please contact the AOASM Offices.

Sports Medicine Conjoint Exam for Certification of Added Qualifications

For information about the Sports Medicine Conjoint Exam please visit the website. Applications can be completed online.

The AOA will no longer be accepting mailed in applications, therefore, everything must be submitted online.  Please refer any questions to this website prior to contacting the AOA.


Sports Medicine Conjoint Exam for Recertification of Added Qualifications

Once receiving your CAQ in sports medicine, you must maintain your osteopathic continuous certification. Please see the following website for further information:

Every 10 years you must complete a cognitive assessment test in order to maintain your CAQ. This occurs once annually and is given at the same time as the initial certification exam, typically in conjunction with the AOASM Annual Meeting in the spring. For more information regarding the recertification exam, please visit the following website:

Please refer any questions to the above AOESM websites prior to contacting the AOA.



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