American Osteopathic Association
Conjoint Examination Committee on Addiction Medicine

Welcome to the Addiction Medicine certification homepage of the American Osteopathic Association.

This subspecialty is administered by the AOA's Conjoint Examination Committee on Addiction Medicine.

This Committee consists of the following primary certifying boards:


The AOA has approved as eligible for AOA Addiction Medicine subspecialty certification those osteopathic physicians who hold the following credentials:

  1. Active AOA primary certification, current in OCC, if applicable; and
  2. Active American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) certification, current in ABAM MOC.

Applicants who meet these two requirements will be granted subspecialty/CAQ certification in Addiction Medicine, with a requirement that Diplomates maintain their certification through the AOA's Addiction Medicine Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) process.  

Once certified, examination will occur at the appropriate interval based on the date of initial certification or recertification by ABAM. Other OCC requirements will apply as adopted by the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS). Please note that, at this time, the OCC process is under review by the BOS and AOA Board of Trustees (BOT). Details will be forthcoming.

The application fee is $295.  

  • About the Conjoint Examination Committee on Addiction Medicine:


    The American Osteopathic Association Conjoint Examination Committee on Addiction Medicine comprises three distinguished osteopathic specialty boards: 

    American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

    American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine

    American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry

    The Committee jointly represents many years of dedication and practice in the osteopathic profession.


    Joseph P. McNerney, DO
    Spring Hill, Florida


    Roy J. Meland, DO
    Lansing, Michigan


    Ingrid S. Brown, DO
    Dayton, Ohio