2022 Certification for the American Board of Physician Specialties

Physicians who are interested in board certification or recertification with the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) should know that ABPS has released its 2022 examination schedule. To earn board certification with the ABPS, candidates must pass a psychometrically validated written exam that tests core concepts of a specialty and measures how candidates have mastered the subject matter.

Exams will be offered at a network of testing centers throughout the United States and Canada during three-week-long testing windows in May, August, or October of 2022, depending on the specialty.

Candidates for initial certification in those specialties must pass the written exam before they are permitted to take the oral component, which is offered once a year. However, not all specialties require an oral exam.

To be eligible for an ABPS board certification or re-certification exam, candidates must apply before the published deadline. To view the application and exam schedule for each specialty in 2022, as well as a list of specialties that require an oral exam, click here.

Physicians currently board certified through the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or the American Orthopedic Association (AOA) are eligible to recertify through the ABPS.

For more information about the ABPS 2022 exam schedule and the eligibility requirements for board certification through one of our Member Boards, contact the ABPS today.

 

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Patient Care Is Our Priority

Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine