The ABPS Certification Schedule for 2020

The ABPS Certification Schedule for 2020To earn board certification with the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), candidates must pass a written examination. Our standardized, psychometrically validated exams test core concepts of a specialty area and measure how physician candidates have mastered the subject matter.

A nationally recognized choice for physician board certification, the ABPS offers these exams at a network of testing centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada as a convenient option for physicians who are considering certifying or re-certifying through one of our Member Boards.

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.

To view the application and examination schedule for each specialty area in 2020, click here. Please note that in order to be eligible for an ABPS certification or re-certification exam, you must apply before the published deadline. Also, please be advised that candidates are responsible for arranging and financing all travel necessary to sit for their exams, and the ABPS is not responsible for providing lodging, reimbursing travel expenses, or compensating for any lost wages.

For more information about the ABPS 2020 exam schedule, and the eligibility requirements for pursuing board certification through one of our Member Boards, contact us today. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®

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

I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine