Accreditation & CME


The New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for AOA Category 1-A CME credits. The New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS) is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM) for continuing medical education.


Education Mandates

The AROC 2018 program offers attendees mandatory education credits.

  • HIPAA — HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules is an annual training requirement for all healthcare professionals at HIPAA covered entities.
  • Florida — Five (5) mandatory hours are required as part of biannual Florida license renewal. Two (2) hours of domestic violence CME is required every six (6) years. Individual credits earned are included on your Florida credits report; credits are submitted to Florida electronically if a license number was provided.
  • New Jersey — End-of-life patient care/POLST. Two (2) Category 1 credit hours are required for biannual New Jersey license renewal beginning June 2015 for physicians and advance practice nurses.
  • New York — Two (2) hours of identification and reporting of child abuse CME for new licensees.
  • Oklahoma — Sixteen (16) AOA Category 1-A CME credits and one (1) proper prescribing of controlled substances credit annually.
  • Pennsylvania — Twelve (12) patient safety/risk management credit hours and Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training are required for Pennsylvania biannual license renewal. The Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training is the three (3) hour course which fulfills the requirement for all new and renewing professional licensees with credits submitted electronically directly to the Pennsylvania Department of State.


AROC 2018 Program Goals and CME Credits Global goals for AROC 2018 are designed to illustrate the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons commitment to provide independent, needs-based education that fosters change in physicians’ knowledge, competence and performance to ultimately improve patient outcomes.


Offer a core curriculum of clinical education, including comprehensive reviews of established practice patterns as well as new developments in diagnosis and treatment Provide updates of available pharmaceuticals, medical devices and management strategies Disseminate information related to practice management, quality of care, ethical practices and non-clinical topics that contribute to desired patient outcomes Provide a forum for analyzing and critiquing new medical information.


Foster the translation of evidence-based science into daily clinical practice. Provide training in clinical diagnostics and procedures, including osteopathic manipulative techniques, presented in self-paced and hands-on format. Promote professional exchanges between and within specialty groups with similar clinical and/or educational interests.

Target Audience

AROC 2018 is intended for all professionals involved in delivering patient care, with particular emphasis on physicians. Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and physician assistants, as well as medical students, will also benefit.