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Periodic Recertification is Critical to Continued Professional Development

Periodic RecertificationOne of the most important components of ABPS board certification is that certification is inherently temporary. Periodic recertification is required for a Diplomate to maintain his or her certification. This was designed to incentivize continued professional development in the physician and a commitment to Continued Medical Education (CME) is an important component to recertification. It’s no secret that best practices in medicine are constantly changing as we learn more about healthcare, and CME helps to ensure that a physician remains up to date on the latest in his or her area of expertise. Unlike other national organizations, ABPS has no lifetime certificate holders.

At the American Board of Physician Specialties, we know how important the recertification process is and we are committed to providing our Diplomates with the resources they need to continue to advance in their careers. Part of being an ABPS Diplomate is membership in a community of like-minded, knowledgeable physicians who share research findings, successes, lessons learned, and information to make their colleagues better at what they do.

Another advantage to working with ABPS is that we offer an opportunity for physicians who have been board certified with the ABMS or AOA, and meet our eligibility requirements, to re-certify with our organization. We have Diplomates in all 50 states, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico, and our board certified physicians are leaders in their specialties. We are also committed to giving our Diplomates a voice and have a strong background in working with policymakers, legislators, hospital management groups, and healthcare organizations to advance the issues that matter most to our physicians.

To learn about the recertification process through the ABPS, contact us today. We’ll gladly walk you through the eligibility requirements and explain the many benefits to board certification from one of our many member boards. The ABPS is the official board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.