Emergency Medicine Certification Application

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

  • Before beginning the application, please review the Emergency 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.
  • Please keep in mind that all required information and documentation 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 Emergency Medicine certification application can only be accessed by clicking the link below. Follow the instructions on the screen to create an account.
    • Applicants returning to finish the submission process and 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.

access 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.

BCEM certification through ABPS has provided me with many opportunities. It has helped me demonstrate that I have special experience and expertise in Emergency Medicine beyond that obtained through my family medicine training. BCEM certification firmly established me as an emergency medicine specialist once I started working in emergency medicine full time. ABPS has also helped me network with other family physicians with a passion for improving rural and underserved emergency medicine practice.

Alex Beuning, MD, FAAEP
Emergency Medicine
Board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties has served to substantiate my interest and additional training in several fields of medicine including Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, and Administrative Medicine. As a result, I have been able to serve my community in clinical, disaster response, and administrative medicine roles. Through the ABPS, I have become recognized as a leader in my various fields of interest.

Spencer Price MD, MPH, MBA
Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Administrative Medicine
Personal challenge and motivation compelled me to pass my ABPS board exam. Measurement and confirmation of my own knowledge base reinforced my self-confidence. The ABPS, with its history of inclusivity, has allowed me to have a voice in the organization, while permitting me to impact overall national patient safety and care through certification. Participation in exam development afforded me the opportunity to witness the rigorousness of the exam process and psychometrically sound product, while developing meaningful collegiality, professional life enrichment, and warding off burn out.

Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine