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ABMS- and AOA-Certified Physicians Are Eligible to Recertify With the ABPS

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) is a nationally recognized physician multi-specialty certifying body that offers both allopathic and osteopathic physicians board certification in a variety of specialties. Founded in 1952, the ABPS has long maintained a non-discriminatory approach and the sense that it’s a community of diverse but like-minded professionals. Therefore, we invite Diplomates of the American Board ...

Recertify with the American Board of Physician Specialties

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) invites Diplomates of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to recertify with the ABPS. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as an ideal choice for physician board certification, we are one of the largest certifying bodies in North America. Our Diplomates practice a range of ...

Why Recertify?

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) requires its Diplomates to recertify in their chosen specialties every eight years. The fact that physician board recertification standards are as stringent as certification eligibility requirements should not dissuade physicians from applying as the importance of recertification is undeniable. Already, physicians who are certified distinguish themselves from other noncertified professionals in their field. ...

Things to know before you begin your online application:

Getting Started: First-time users must create an account. Select Register Provider. Agree to the User Agreement. Complete all bolded fields on the Registration information page. Once complete, you will receive an email with instructions on how to retrieve your username. If you do not receive the email, verify that you have correctly entered your email address and that you do ...

MDs Have a Choice in Recertification

At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we want to remind board certified medical doctors (MDs) that they have a choice when it comes to recertification. We are the third-largest multi-specialty physician certifying body in North America and have extensive experience working with qualified specialists in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico and Canada. Specifically, physicians who ...

Having a Choice for Physician Board Recertification Benefits Patients, Physicians and the Health Care System

Opponents of the annual maintenance of certification (MOC) system espoused by other multi-specialty board certification bodies can look for an effective option in the recertification process employed by the member boards of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). When physicians are given a choice in how they maintain their board certification, rather than being compelled to slot into one ...

Qualified ABMS, AOABOS, RCPSC & CFPC Diplomates Can Recertify with the ABPS

Recertification through the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) is not limited to Diplomates of the ABPS. Eligible physicians who have achieved board certification through the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association Board of Osteopathic Specialists (AOABOS), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Board, or the College of Family Physicians of Canada ...

The Purpose of Physician Board Recertification Through the ABPS

The purpose of physician board recertification is closely related to the reasons why a physician would seek to achieve board certification in a particular specialty or specialties in the first place. That is, to demonstrate a mastery of the knowledge and skills required to provide patients the best possible care. Providing a reliable measurement of competence in a given specialty ...

Physician Board Certification and Recertification Body of the AAPS

The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) is the official physician board certification body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. The physicians and public members of the ABPS specialty boards develop and administer clinically based medical board certification exams for 17 specialties. Our Member Boards provide physician specialists the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skill of the ...

Recertification Details

Updated July 2015 ABPS accepts Diplomates certified by the Boards that are part of The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or the Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (AOABOS) for recertification with ABPS in any specialty in which ABPS currently certifies physicians. In order for candidates to become recertified through ABPS, they must provide documentation of their ABMS or AOABOS certification, which ...