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.

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