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Licensure Requirements

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Osteopathic physicians can obtain full practice rights in all 50 states as well as many foreign countries. To obtain licensure, osteopathic physicians must meet the requirements established by individual states. Typically, states grant licensure in one of two ways:

  1. Many states accept a certificate issued by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) and/or the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).
  2. The state honors a formal, or informal, reciprocity agreement with another state(s).

Postdoctoral requirements vary among states. For example, Illinois requires at least two years of postdoctoral training for licensure.

For further information concerning licensure, please contact the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) at (800)621-1773.