The Benefits of ABPS Board Certification

Board Certification BenefitsBoard certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) provides many benefits. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS). Our goal is to provide practicing physicians with an opportunity to thoroughly demonstrate their base of knowledge, professional skill, and commitment to ongoing education and training through world-class certification and recertification across a wide range of medical specialties.

In addition to serving as measurable proof of a physician’s expertise, board certification through one of the 12 administrative boards of the ABPS enables physicians from a variety of distinct medical specialties to:

  • Join a distinguished community of physicians whose priority is the advancement of patient care and safety
  • Exchange information about clinical experiences and best practices
  • Take advantage of abundant leadership opportunities within the community
  • Have a meaningful voice as a valued participant in the community

Physicians who achieve board certification through the ABPS have undergone a rigorous, but fair examination process that accurately measures their skill and knowledge of the core competencies necessary to provide the best patient care. In the ABPS community, our Diplomates are front and center. The practicing physicians who take leadership roles in the ABPS community participate in evaluating the ability of the certification and recertification processes to accurately gauge skills and knowledge. The prestige of becoming a thought leader in your particular specialty is only one of many benefits of becoming a board-certified physician.

Contact ABPS to learn more about boards offering certification and recertification for disaster medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, hospital medicine, urgent care, or other specialty certifications.

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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 gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.


Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
I value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine