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The American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) is recognized by the Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards, under the authority of the American Podiatric Medical Association. The ABPM began certifying podiatric physicians in the specialty of Podiatric Orthopedics in 1978, and added the additional area of Primary Podiatric Medicine in 1993. Both areas are now included in a single recognized specialty. The examinations are administered annually.
The Board conducts primary source verification of graduation and residency information on each candidate, including the names and locations of the institutions and dates of graduation or completion, in compliance with Council on Podiatric Medical Education standards. State licensing and disciplinary actions are tracked and verified annually.
Effective August 17, 2012 the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine began doing business as (DBA) "The American Board of Podiatric Medicine". This change is limited only to the name by which the organization is referenced in our communications with the membership and outside organizations, and in connection with primary source verification of a given board qualified or board certified member.
Verifications can be requested in two ways:
1. Using the HTML Order Form – Complete the verification request electronically paying with a credit card. It takes 72 business hours for the credit card to clear. Verifications will be e-mailed to the email address provided on the order form from an ABPMed.org e-mail address. If you do not receive the verification after 72 business hours, we suggest that you check your blocked e-mails before contacting headquarters.
2. Using the PDF Order Form – Print and complete the form requesting verification. Fax the form along with credit card information or mail the form with a check to Board Headquarters.
The following fees apply to verification requests:
Unlimited annual verifications: $350.00
Five or fewer verifications: $35.00 each
Six – 10 verifications: $30.00 each
More than 10 verifications: $27.00 each.
Payment must be provided via company checks, MasterCard, Visa or American Express. Requests will not be fulfilled until payment is received.