American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOO-HNS)

American Osteopathic Association

Operating under the authority of the American Osteopathic Association

The AOBOO-HNS is one of 18 certifying boards of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and is regulated by its Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists to administer examinations. These examinations are one part of the certification process for physicians seeking AOA certification and continuous certification in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology – Facial Plastic Surgery. The function of AOBOO-HNS is to identify those practicing physicians who are eligible for examination to become certified by the AOA in Ophthalmology or Otolaryngology – Facial Plastic Surgery. The examinations measure the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of an ophthalmologist or otolaryngologist in order to make competent judgements in the care of patients.

Computer-Based Testing Tutorial and Practice Exam

Although this tutorial demonstrates many types of questions, the AOBOO-HNS examinations use only one-best-answer, multiple-choice questions. These may be presented as single items, or as case scenarios.

Certification Application

Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have already:

  1. submitted all application materials directly to the AOBOO-HNS; and
  2. received written confirmation from the AOBOO-HNS of exam eligibility and scheduling.

Selection of Regional Test Site

First-time test takers will receive, via email, a username and password from Pearson VUE. This email notification from Pearson VUE will be sent to the email address provided on your exam application. If the email address you originally provided to the AOBOO-HNS is no longer accurate, you must resolve the discrepancies before you arrive at the test center. Appointments may be made up to one week prior to the exam date.

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

Your examination results will NOT be available at the test center. Results will be mailed to you by the AOBOO-HNS.

Last updated 2017-09-27