Disaster Medicine Certification Application

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

  • Before beginning the application, please review the Disaster Medicine 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, so 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 Disaster Medicine 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.


Click below to view an example on how to complete and submit your application:

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Patient Care Is Our Priority

Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine
When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine