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 Family Medicine and answer No to “List Specialty in Directory?”. Click Save.
  3. Go to Step 1, click on Audit selection.
    1. Select the Family Medicine 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
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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.

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