Family Medicine Certification Application

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

  • Before beginning the application, please review the Family 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 Family 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.

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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.

In this time of uncertainty, Disaster Medicine Certification has helped tremendously to demonstrate to hospital leadership my commitment to disaster preparedness and knowledge of planning, response, and mitigation. ABODM certification focuses on the knowledge and skills a physician needs to become a recognized leader in the four stages of disaster preparation and management: planning, coordination, execution, and debriefing.

Lewis W, Marshall, MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM
Disaster Medicine | Emergency Medicine
ABPS board certification validates a physician's competence in their medical specialty. This is important to a patient seeking medical care. Physician recertification through ABPS assures that we maintain knowledge and expertise throughout our career. The ABPS is a collegial and committed organization of physicians and administrative staff. The organization has given me the opportunity to become involved in all facets of the board certification process and physician governance.

Lawrence Stein, MD, FAASOS
Orthopedic Surgery
ABPS is a leading advocate for its Diplomates, their patients, and the public at large by promoting high-quality evidence-based patient care. ABPS certifies physicians through industry-leading rigorous examinations in various boards and offers continuous recertification making sure that these physicians are qualified to practice safe state of the art medicine.

Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine