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:
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.