Verification of Credentials
To maintain your certificate you must be licensed and in good standing.
Verification of Licensure
Candidates for certification and Maintenance of Certification must possess a valid, unrestricted, and unchallenged medical license in the United States, its territories or Canada. Candidates practicing exclusively abroad and who do not hold a U.S. or Canadian license, must hold a license where they practice and provide documentation from the relevant licensing authority that their license is in good standing and without conditions or restrictions. A candidate whose license has been restricted, suspended, revoked, or surrendered in any jurisdiction, cannot be certified, recertified or admitted to a certification examination. Restrictions include but are not limited to conditions, contingencies, probation, and stipulated agreements.
Specifically for Interventional Cardiologists – See Procedural Requirements for Interventional Cardiologists for an additional procedural requirement.
If a candidate or a physician has a history of substance abuse, documentation of at least one year of continuous sobriety from a reliable monitoring source must be submitted to ABIM for admission to an examination or to receive a certificate. ABIM treats such information as confidential.