The Education Committee awards credits for courses, workshops, speaker participation and publications. Credits earned go towards achievement of Diplomate or Fellow status.
The Education Committee records such credits and an updated transcript is sent after each meeting.
Up to 75 of the 750 credits required for completion of the education program of the ASO can be earned from other sources: colleges; universities; technical institutes; and other associations approved by the ASO.
A total of 375 credits are required to be eligible for Fellow nomination. 200 of the required credits must be earned by a high-level achievement (upper ten percent) grade on examinations.