ABPS has been providing board certifications for more than 30 years.

Board of Certification in Urgent Care Medicine℠

Urgent Care Medicine Board Certification The urgent care medicine board certification exam offered by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) enables successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified medical specialists in urgent care medicine. Successfully completing the exam indicates mastery of urgent care skills and knowledge, as well as a professional commitment to adhere to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics.

To be eligible to apply for initial board certification in urgent care medicine, an applicant must first satisfy the general requirements of the ABPS. These include being a graduate of a recognized U.S., Canadian, or international allopathic or osteopathic college of medicine, and holding a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States, its territories, or Canada.

The Board of Certification in Urgent Care Medicine℠ (BCUCM) offers physicians several eligibility pathways for certification that are applicable based on the specialty of the residency completed.  See eligibility requirements for further details.

After applicants are deemed eligible, they must successfully complete a computer-based written exam in order to earn board certification in urgent care medicine. For information about dates and fees for the application and the exam, click here.

For the 2020 schedule, click here.

Once granted, all ABPS certificates are good for a period of eight years, expiring on December 31 of the eighth year.

The ABPS encourages qualified applicants to apply for certification in urgent care medicine. As urgent care clinics become more prevalent, more of them will seek to positively differentiate themselves from the competition by hiring physicians board certified in urgent care medicine.

To learn more about certification in urgent care medicine through the BCUCM, contact the ABPS today.

We're Committed to Matching Physician Recruiters to ABPS Board Certified Physicians

Medical recruiters can submit job openings to the ABPS Career Center free of charge. Openings are distributed digitally through the ABPS Career Bulletin, a trusted resource for ABPS board-certified physicians and other practitioners considering a career change. Physicians will be able to browse job openings by specialty. The ABPS performs this valuable service as part of our mission to help improve patient care throughout the country.

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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 gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.


Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
I value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine