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.
Why Physicians Seek Recertification With the ABPS
To become board certified with the ABPS, physicians must pass rigorous exams to prove they have the skills and knowledge to provide the best care possible. In effect, physicians with ABPS certification distinguish themselves from other noncertified professionals. Recertification serves to further bolster physicians’ professional reputations and credentials by providing an opportunity for them to enhance their skill set and knowledge. By undertaking the recertification process, doctors demonstrate their unwavering dedication to career growth and the advancement of the medical field. What’s more, recertification benefits medical organizations by serving as a positive indicator of qualifications to patients, whose decisions about which medical facility to go to often depend on the credentials of the facility’s doctors.
Join the National Network of ABPS Physicians
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.
ABPS Offers Recertification in Several Medical Specialties
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.
Requirements for ABPS Recertification
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. To recertify with the ABPS candidates must also:
- Complete a non-remedial medical ethics course
- Must certify annually that their medical licenses are full and unrestricted in every state in which they practice
- Pass a 100-question, securely administered written exam in the final year of the eight-year certification cycle
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.