Diplomate Categories and Fees
Fees are based on a calendar year and vary for each Diplomate category.
Diplomates requesting changes in their Diplomate status for the ensuing year must submit to ABPS a written and signed request for a status change no later than December 31.
Diplomate ($895) Primary – Certification Management Fee (CMF)
($595) Non-Primary CMF
Diplomates are physicians who achieve and maintain board certification by an ABPS member board and are in good standing with ABPS.
Military Diplomate ($350)
Military Diplomates shall be Diplomates on active duty in the armed forces of the United States. To qualify for and retain Military Diplomate status, each year Military Diplomates must attest to their active duty military status and upon request furnish written confirmation of such status.
Retired Diplomate ($25)
Retired Diplomates shall be completely retired diplomates who have no active practice hours in any month during the billing year and who, at the time of their retirement, were ABPS Diplomates in good standing. To qualify for and retain Retired Diplomate status, Retired Diplomates must attest that they are not engaged in the practice of medicine and have no expectation of actively practicing medicine in the future Retired Diplomates do not retain their active board certification status and are not eligible for recertification. ABPS does not provide verification of board certification for Retired Diplomates.
Retired Application – Download
Emeritus Diplomate ($495)
Emeritus Definition and Application – Download