ABPS Boards of Certifications

The Boards of Certification (BOCs) are affiliates of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) and are recognized as certifying bodies meeting the standards required for affiliation. The BOCs were founded to develop and administer clinically- relevant specialty certification examinations and to award certification to qualified physicians who meet established requirements.

The BOCs issue certificates to successful candidates, who may present themselves to the public as specialists and Diplomates of their specialty.

Though certification does not guarantee the competence of individuals, the affiliated Boards of Certification of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), attests that certified members have met minimum education and experience requirements for various certification levels. Each certified member also acknowledges adherence to the ABPS Code of Ethics.

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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.

ABPS is a leading advocate for its Diplomates, their patients, and the public at large by promoting high-quality evidence-based patient care. ABPS certifies physicians through industry-leading rigorous examinations in various boards and offers continuous recertification making sure that these physicians are qualified to practice safe state of the art medicine.

Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
In this time of uncertainty, Disaster Medicine Certification has helped tremendously to demonstrate to hospital leadership my commitment to disaster preparedness and knowledge of planning, response, and mitigation. ABODM certification focuses on the knowledge and skills a physician needs to become a recognized leader in the four stages of disaster preparation and management: planning, coordination, execution, and debriefing.

Lewis W, Marshall, MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM
Disaster Medicine | Emergency Medicine
ABPS board certification validates a physician's competence in their medical specialty. This is important to a patient seeking medical care. Physician recertification through ABPS assures that we maintain knowledge and expertise throughout our career. The ABPS is a collegial and committed organization of physicians and administrative staff. The organization has given me the opportunity to become involved in all facets of the board certification process and physician governance.

Lawrence Stein, MD, FAASOS
Orthopedic Surgery