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Board of Certification in Family  Medicine

The ABPS’s family medicine board certification exams enable successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified medical specialists in family medicine. Completing the family medicine board certification exams indicates mastery of family medicine experience and knowledge, as well as a professional commitment to adhere to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics.

The initial board certification in Family Medicine requires successful completion of a written examination, in addition to the application requirements.  Once granted, all ABPS certificates are good for a period of eight years, expiring on December 31st of the eighth year. 

Recertification in Family Medicine requires documentation of the required number of Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours, completion of the recertification application, and successful completion of the written recertification examination.