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ABIM.org will be going through scheduled maintenance late Sat., 2/16 thru early Tues., 2/19 Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

During this time, the ABIM Secure Portal and Check a Physician's Certification Status tool will be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience.

ABIM will be closed for the holiday on 2/18/19 Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

Our offices will re-open on Tues., 2/19/19 at 8:30 a.m. ET.

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ABIM Board Certification demonstrates that physicians have met rigorous standards through intensive study, self-assessment and evaluation. Additionally, certification encompasses the six general competencies established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and sets the stage for continual professional development through values centered on lifelong learning. In order to be certified, a physician must:

  • Complete the requisite predoctoral medical education
  • Meet the training requirements
  • Meet the licensure requirements and procedural requirements
  • Pass a certification examination
Policies and Procedures for Certification:

Choose from this list to review the board certification policies applicable to you:





View or print a hard copy of ABIM's Policies and Procedures for Certification (pdf).