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Policies

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).