Recertify with the American Board of Physician Specialties

Recertify with the American Board of Physician Specialties®

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) invites Diplomates of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to recertify with the ABPS. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as an ideal choice for physician board certification, we are one of the largest certifying bodies in North America. Our Diplomates practice a range of specialties at respected institutions across the United States, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico, and many ABPS Diplomates have confidently assumed leadership positions.

Recertification with the ABPS means you will be a part of a national network of talented and dedicated physicians who share best practices to improve patient care and advocate for their specialties. As an ABPS Diplomate, you will be a respected member of the medical community. For instance, one of our chief priorities is to provide our Diplomates with a voice. We have a long history of working closely with healthcare organizations, legislators, hospital groups, and other stakeholders to ensure that the efforts and ideas of our board-certified physicians are recognized. 

At the ABPS, we are constantly developing relationships with physician CEOs and credentialing organizations so that we can provide our Diplomates with as many opportunities as possible. We believe that after researching your certification options, you will find that we can best meet your needs, as we offer recertification in many well-established specialties like family medicine, internal medicine, and emergency medicine.

As these physicians discovered, you may find that that the ABPS is more aligned with your values and offers you opportunities not available elsewhere. For example, we offer unlimited board certification verification, attestation, and public confirmation and publish job openings for our Diplomates through the American Association of Physician Specialists Physician Career Bulletin.

To become recertified through ABPS, candidates must provide documentation of their ABMS or AOA certification, which must be current or no more than two years past the expiration date. Also, candidates may begin the recertification application process as early as two years before their current certification expires.

For more information about eligibility requirements for recertification through the ABPS, or to learn more about the benefits to certification from one of our member boards, contact us today.

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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.

When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine