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Board of Certification in Anesthesiology

ABPS Board Certification in Anesthesiology enables successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified medical specialists in anesthesiology. Completing the anesthesiology board certification exams indicates mastery of anesthesiology experience and knowledge, as well as a professional commitment to adhere to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics.

Recent revisions to the eligibility requirements for initial certification mean that board certification is possible for even more practicing anesthesiologists, from recent graduates from residency to those who have been practicing for years.  For full information about the 2013 revisions, please see the Recent Modifications to the Eligibility Requirements for Anesthesiology Board Certification.

The initial board certification in anesthesiology requires successful completion of both a written and an oral examination, in addition to the application requirements.  Once granted, all ABPS certificates are good for a period of eight years, expiring on December 31st of the eighth year. 

Recertification in Anesthesiology requires documentation of the required number of Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours, completion of the recertification application, and successful completion of the written recertification examination.