CAQ: Occupational Medicine

CAQ: Occupational Medicine

Current Occ Med Basic Course Offerings

About the Certificate of Added Qualification in Occupational & Environmental 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).  Watch Dr. Berry's video introduction to the CAQ in Occ Med.


  • Be a graduate of a COCA-accredited college of osteopathic medicine
  • Satisfactorily complete at least 100 hours of AOA-approved CME within the last five years in occupational medicine. At a minimum, 50 hours will be Category 1. Alternatively, show successful completion of the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine’s Occupational Medicine Basic Course or comparable review course.
  • Maintain general certification through any AOA-approved primary specialty board.  Not AOA boarded?  Consider ABMS reciprocity.
  • Hold an unrestricted license to practice in a state or territory.
  • Adhere to the AOA Code of Ethics.

For more information and eligibility requirements for a CAQ:

or full board certification: Primary Certification in Occupational/Environmental Medicine - American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine

You may also contact:

142 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2864
Phone: (888) 62-MYAOA (888-626-9262)
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (312) 202-8229

Preparing for the CAQ

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. 

Also, AOCOPM offers a downloadable Basic Course Review Primer.