Eligibility

Eligibility Requirements

 

A. Prerequisites: To be eligible to apply for a Certificate of Added Qualifications the following criteria must be met:

The requirements include approved training. Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • The applicant must hold primary certification awarded by the AOA upon the recommendation of a participating specialty board.
  • The applicant must hold a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state of the United States; applicants with a restricted, suspended or revoked license in any jurisdiction at the time of application will not be admitted to the examination.
  • The applicant must be a current member in good standing in the American Osteopathic Association or the Canadian Osteopathic Association.
    • In the case of lapsed membership, reinstatement requires payment of current dues plus membership fees for the previous year.
  • The applicant must conform to the ethical and moral standards as set forth in the Code of Ethics of the AOA.
  • The applicant must satisfactorily complete a two (2) years AOA or ACGMEapproved fellowship training in correctional medicine evidenced by a copy of a correctional medicine certificate and letter of recommendation from the program

B. Clinical Practice Pathway (Expires with the 2018 examination) Anyone applying through the clinical pathway must sit for the examination no later than the last offering for 2019. There will be no more clinical pathway applications accepted after the 2019 examination deadline

If applying via the clinical practice pathway, the following criteria must be met:

  • The applicant must hold primary certification awarded by the AOA upon the recommendation of a participating specialty board
  • The applicant must hold a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state of the United States; applicants with a restricted, suspended or revoked license in any jurisdiction at the time of application will not be admitted to the examination.
  • The applicant must be a current member in good standing in the American Osteopathic Association or the Canadian Osteopathic Association.
    • In the case of lapsed membership, reinstatement requires payment of current dues plus membership fees for the previous year
  • The applicant must conform to the ethical and moral standards as set forth in the Code of Ethics of the AOA.
  • Submit documentation of successful completion of the Bureau of Prisons basic course or have accumulated a minimum of 30 hours (within 36 months preceding the application deadline) of Continuing Medical Education in Correctional Medicine including by not limited to: National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC, SCP), American Correctional Health Services (ACHSA), or American Correctional Association (ACA) followed by a formal assessment. All coursework must be in person, NOT online
  • Documentation of a three-year period in which a minimum of 20% of practice time was in the field of Correctional Medicine must be submitted for review.