The ABPS’s family practice board certification exams enable successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified medical specialists in family practice. Completing the family practice board certification exams indicates mastery of family practice experience and knowledge, as well as a professional commitment to adhere to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics.
The family practice board certification examination process consists of a written exam. The format of the exam is multiple-choice, single-response questions. The questions are developed and validated by Diplomates of the Board of Certification in Family Practice (BCFP) under the direction of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) and psychometric consultants.