AOB Certification - Student Pathway
ASO/NZAO Student Members may commence the AOB Certification process by applying for AOB First Stage (Graduate Entry stream) during the first year of their course.
To become a member of the AOB, a student applicant must:
- be an ASO/NZAO Student Member.
- apply for AOB First Stage (Graduate Entry stream) using Form 1 .
- pay processing fee (AUS $220) to ASO Inc.
- nominate five cases (within 12 months of commencing his or her orthodontic course).
- Using your AOB number, submit one Form 2 for each of the first two prospective board patients.
- submit two treated cases for assessment .
- achieve certification.
AOB Certification will be granted when the applicant has fulfilled the requirements for AOB Certification and has:
When all certification requirements have been fulfilled, AOB Certification will be granted on the first day of January in the following year.
- successfully completed his or her orthodontic course.
- become a registered specialist in any Australian state or in New Zealand.
- become a Full Member of the ASO/NZAO.
When obtained by way of the Student Pathway, AOB Certification will last for two years.
For ongoing AOB Certification you must commence the AOB Certification process again within this period. Thereafter, the process of AOB re-Certification must be repeated every five years.
After you have submitted Form 1 and received your AOB Number ,to obtain First Stage you must submit to your State Convenor:
- Form 2
- The specified records and case details for two cases (Board Cases).
- Radiographs for the three back-up cases.
The radiographs for the three back-up cases will be noted by the convenor and returned to you immediately.
The Board, through your State Convenor, will then process the two case records and pass them on to the State Assessors. The State Assessment Committee will evaluate the adequacy of the records and the general approach of the applicant to patient management. The process will not involve a graded assessment. The records and evaluation comments will be returned to the applicant.