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Board of Certification in Orthopedic Surgery

The ABPS’s orthopedic surgery board certification exams enable successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified medical specialists in orthopedic surgery. Completing the orthopedic surgery board certification exams indicates mastery of orthopedic surgery experience and knowledge, as well as a professional commitment to adhere to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics.

The initial board certification in Orthopedic Surgery 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 Orthopedic Surgery 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.