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Board of Certification in Family Practice

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 initial board certification in Family Practice requires successful completion of a written 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 Family Practice 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.