Things to know before you begin your online application:

Getting Started:

  1. First-time users must create an account.
    1. Select Register Provider.
    2. Agree to the User Agreement.
    3. Complete all bolded fields on the Registration information page.
  2. Once complete, you will receive an email with instructions on how to retrieve your username. If you do not receive the email, verify that you have correctly entered your email address and that you do not have any email filters on that would stop the email from being delivered.
  3. Once you receive the registration confirmation with your username, follow the link provided in the email to login.

Completing, Submitting, and Paying Your Application Fee:

  1. Once logged in, select Application at the top of the screen.
  2. Go to Step 1 and select Preferences. This will allow you to choose the specialty to which you are applying.
    1. Select Add Credentialing Preference, enter ABPS on the Partial Name line and click the Search button. Do not enter an Organization Type or State in the search fields.
    2. From the list of ABPS Boards, select Anesthesiology and answer No to “List Specialty in Directory?”. Click Save.
  3. Go to Step 1, click on Audit selection.
    1. Select the Anesthesiology Board as the Credentialing Organization.
    2. Select Initial as the Auditing Mode. The auditing mode must be enabled to ensure that all application required elements are identified in the side menu.
  4. Go to Steps 2 and 3
    1. Links marked with a red X are required pages that must be completed in order to submit the application.
    2. Page fields marked with bold typeface are required. Each page has an Audit button that will display a list of all required information for that page.
    3. Once complete, the red X becomes a green check mark.
  5. Go to Step 5 – SEND APPLICATION
    1. Create a confidential Provider Authorization code. This code is the legal equivalent to physically signing your application.
    2. Submit the application.
  6. Application Fee Payment
    1. ABPS will receive notification of your submission and email you an invoice for the application fee payment. This could take up to 2-3 days; however, the invoice amount will be based on the actual application submission date.
      1. For a list of all application deadlines and fees click here.
      2. PLEASE NOTE: Processing of your application will NOT begin until payment of the application fee is received.

Click here to begin your application

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House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting
Innovation & Overcoming Challenges
June 10-15, 2022
Patient Care Is Our Priority

Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

On October 18, 2007, President George W. Bush released Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD-21), calling on our nation, among other initiatives, to “collectively support and facilitate the establishment of a discipline of disaster health”. It is a great testament to the wisdom and foresight of the American Board of Physician Specialties that it immediately set to work and created, within the short span of only one year, an educational blueprint and set of certification examinations, both written and oral, for a new subspecialty of disaster medicine—and it is why I chose to be part this vital initiative and this wonderful organization. This is but one of the many innovative programs initiated by the American Board of Physician Specialties over the years, and why I am proud to support its work on behalf of our nation’s public health.

Art Cooper, MD
Disaster Medicine
When the American Board of Physician Specialties offered to host the American Board of Integrative Medicine, ABPS became a landmark organization working to move medicine into the twenty first century. Certifying physicians who have completed rigorous academic training in Integrative Medicine ensures that the field of Integrative Medicine will continue to develop academically, clinically, and professionally. The leadership of ABPS continues to impress me - they are diligent in constantly innovating to provide certifications for physicians who want to advance their careers and their areas of expertise. I am honored to be a part of this organization.

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Integrative Medicine
There are many ways board certification advances a physician career. ABPS Board examination verifies your accuracy, precision, and reflects your mastery of your residency training verifying your expertise. ABPS Board certification demonstrates your level of expertise beyond your practice experience, primary education degrees, and training which are necessary for insurance reimbursement and practice privilege requirements. Attaining your ABPS Board Certification will clarify your purpose, secure your practice growth, and expand into leadership positions. Board certification can serve as an indication of a physician’s commitment to medicine, beyond the minimal standards and competency of training, their measurement to quality of care, and attaining an award for excellence.

Chris Kunis MD
Internal Medicine
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