CAQ: Occupational Medicine

Requirements for a Certificate of Added Qualification in Occupational & Environmental Medicine

***Basic Course, Part I will be offered Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Baltimore, MD.  Click here for meeting details and registration information.***

About the Basic Review Course

The AOCOPM CME Conferences offer didactics designed to provide the most up-to-date information for doctors who practice in occupational & environmental medicine, public health & general preventive medicine, and aerospace medicine. In addition, the College sponsors a Basic Course in occupational & environmental medicine designed to provide a basic understanding and expertise in the areas of occupational & environmental medicine while preparing participants to take a written examination qualifying for an AOA-approved, Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ).

The Course is presented in three (3) parts, which do not need to be taken in sequence. For the convenience of the faculty and participants, one part is provided at each of the two (2) conferences presented by the AOCOPM each year (usually in April and October). Each part is a full day didactic program, requires separate registration to the AOCOPM, and provides seven to nine (7-9) 1-A CME credits (Attendance at the AOCOPM conferences in the spring and fall will provide a total of approximately 50 AOA Category 1 CME credits each year).

For more information on the Basic Course or College membership, please contact our Executive Director, Jeffrey Le Boeuf MHA, MBA, CAE,  at 800.558.8686 or email: [email protected] or visit for further information regarding future conferences.

A review primer of the entire basic course is also available for immediate download for $45.    Basic Course Review Primer

About the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Occupational Medicine

The Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Occupational & Environmental Medicine represents credentialing in the field of medicine. The CAQ is approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) through established criteria and a written exam administered by the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine (AOBPM).

CAQ & Certification

For more information and eligibility requirements for a CAQ or full board certification, please refer to the AOA Membership Directory & Yearbook. You may also contact the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine:

Michael Shelden DO, MPH, FAOCOPM
Executive Secretary
American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine
142 East Ontario Street, Flr 4
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone 800-621-1773, Ext 8229 - Fax 312-202-8224
E-mail: [email protected]
Web page:
To prepare for the CAQ examination, it is recommended that in addition to completing a Basic Course in Occupational Medicine, the applicant contact the AOBPM for a list of study materials.