The American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of acutely ill patients with advanced cardiac life support, trauma, and the management of other life-threatening medical issues (emergency physicians). Traditionally the AOA has required 120 total CME (150 for Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine) for non-time-limited physicians. AOA Board Certification is an important quality marker for patients, employers, insurers and regulators. All faculty of Category 1-A and Category 2-A CME must be board certified by an AOA or American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) board or have been appropriately credentialed as outlined in Appendix D to qualify as Category 1-A or 2-A. To be eligible to apply for initial board certification in emergency medicine, an applicant must first satisfy the general requirements of the ABPS. The 2020 Emergency Medicine Review will be hosted on our website These include being a graduate of a recognized U.S. or Canadian allopathic or osteopathic college of medicine and holding a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States, its territories, or Canada. Active AOA specialty certifying boards will not require diplomates to obtain specialty-specific CME during the 2019-2021 CME cycle. Emergency Medicine-Specific Requirements: All applicants must have completed residency training in a program approved by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and deemed acceptable to the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM). The American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) is committed to advancing the specialty of emergency medicine. The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) has adopted a policy regarding training requirements, absences from a residency training program, and breaks in training as they relate to the Board’s eligibility criteria for initial certification. During that time period you can complete the course requirements at your own pace to earn your AOA Category 1-A CME Credits. The AOA’s Department of Certifying Board Services administers the processes of board certification and osteopathic continuous certification for 16 specialty certifying boards, offering certifications in 29 primary specialties and 77 subspecialties. In order to be as flexible as possible, the 2020 Emergency Medicine Review will be available from June 1 – 21, 2020. Osteopathic physicians (DOs) certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) can now receive reciprocal certification from the AOA’s Certifying Board Services.. For the 2019-2021 CME cycle, all non-time-limited diplomates will be required to complete 120 total CME