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.

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
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