Examination Details

Examination Details

Certification Examination

Aerospace Medicine, Occupational/Environmental Medicine and Public Health examinations consist of the following parts:

  • A specialty multiple choice examination which consists of approximately one hundred (100) questions for Aerospace Medicine and approximately one hundred (100) questions for Occupational/Environmental Medicine. Public Health candidates will not take a specialty multiple choice examination. Each candidate will have two (2) hours to complete the exam.
  • An essay exam which consists of seven (7) questions that will be assigned as follows.  Each candidate will have two (2) hours to complete the exam:
    • Occupational and Environmental Health candidates: Five (5) questions to answer
    • Aerospace Medicine candidates:  Three (3) questions to answer
    • Preventive Medicine/Public Health candidates:  Three (3) questions to answer
  • A core examination which consists of approximately one hundred (100) multiple choice questions. Each candidate will have two (2) hours to complete the exam.
  • An oral exam which will be forty-five (45) minutes in length.
  • Resolution 56 candidates will only take an oral exam.

Osteopathic Continuous Certification Examination

Aerospace Medicine, Occupational/Environmental Medicine and Public Health examinations consist of the following parts:

  • A specialty multiple choice examination which consists of approximately fifty (50) questions. Each candidate will have two (2) hours to complete the exam.
  • An essay exam which consists of seven (7) questions; each candidate will be assigned two (2) questions the day of the examination to answer. Each candidate will have two (2) hours to complete the exam. All Osteopathic Continuous Certification candidates will receive the essay examination questions thirty (30) days prior to the exam date to study.

Certification of Added Qualifications

Occupational Medicine

  • A specialty multiple choice examination which consists of approximately one hundred (100) questions. Each candidate will have two (2) hours to complete the exam.
  • An essay exam which consists of five (5) questions. Each candidate will be assigned four (4) to answer. Each candidate will have two (2) hours to complete the exam.

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

  • A specialty multiple choice examination which consists of approximately one hundred and fifty (150) questions. Each candidate will have three (3) hours to complete the exam.