How MSPs Can Verify ABPS-Certified Physicians

Medical Staff Professionals (MSPs) have a quick and accurate way to verify the board certification of physicians certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). As one of the most prominent nationally recognized multispecialty certification bodies in North America, we have partnered with Aperture Credentialing, LLC, to offer online verification. Aperture is the largest and most experienced health care provider credentialing company in the United States.

Our database, which is administered by Aperture, allows MSPs to obtain primary-sourced verification of ABPS certification in a matter of minutes. Accessing the system for credentialing provides MSPs with information that includes:

  • Verification of board certification
  • Physician specialties
  • Certificate number
  • Expiration dates

The ABPS certification verification database is simple and straightforward. The first time you access the system you’ll be required to create a user account for your organization. On future logins, you’ll need to enter only your username and password. Once inside the database, you’ll be able to search for physicians using their last name, first name, and UPIN (unique physician identification number). A limited amount of physician information will be available to help you confirm that you have located the correct physician. Each full profile costs $40 and will be billed to the credit card associated with the user account.

MSPs can be confident in the results generated by the ABPS database. In fact, the ABPS has been cited in two documents published by the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) as a primary source recommendation for certification verifications.

To access the ABPS verification database, click here.

If you are having difficulty accessing your account, please call 813-433-2277.

We encourage MSPs to visit the NAMSS website and thoroughly review NAMSS’ Ideal Credentialing Standards whitepaper and the new Managed Care Resource Toolkit. This staff resource highlights how the ABPS can assist MSPs at hospitals and other healthcare institutions in determining the competency of physician specialists.

For more information, about our online certification verification system, contact the ABPS.

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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.

I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine