Dermatology Certification Application

Thank you for your interest in applying for certification in Dermatology through the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).

  • Before beginning the application, please review the Dermatology eligibility requirements to ensure you meet the requirements and that you have all the documentation required to complete the application submission.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they meet all eligibility requirements as application fees are non-refundable – see fee schedule.
  • Click here to view a list of all required information and documentation that MUST be completed/uploaded before the system will allow you to submit your application. Please allow sufficient time to complete the application to avoid missing deadlines and paying late fees.
  • Failure to complete your submission by the published deadlines will defer the review of your application to the next year’s exam administration window.
  • The Dermatology certification application can only be accessed by clicking the link below. Follow the instructions on the screen to create an account.
    • To access an application already in process, click the link below and sign in (do not create a new account).
    • Existing diplomates applying for initial certification in a new specialty do not need to create a new account; just click on the link below and then sign in using your current Diplomate login information.

Once you are signed in, you can begin the application.

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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