The Board Qualification (Part 1) examination will be administered on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
Applications for Part 1 (or 1 & 2) must be submitted by March 15, 2020.
The Board Certification (Part 2) examination will be administered on Friday, October 16, 2020.
Applications for only Part 2 must be submitted by July 31, 2020.
The application for Board Qualification (Part 1) and Board Certification (Part 2) must be submitted electronically. To submit the appliciation, simply click on the link below, fill out the required fields, and upload copies of the required documents.
Access Practice Questions for Qualification (Part 1) Examination
ABPM now has an app for iOS/Android devices which contains practice questions to help prepare for the Part 1 (Qualification) examination. To download the app, please search for ABPM in Apple iTunes or Google Play.
View a sample case from the ABPM Certification (Part 2) Examination
A powerpoint presentation is available to all candidates sitting for the Certification (Part 2) examination. Opening this link will allow candidates to view and navigate through a sample case. It is highly recommended that all candidates view this information to familiarize themselves with the examination process. This will be the only training available prior to the actual examination.
The qualification and certification examinations will be offered at Pearson VUE testing centers nationally.
Applicants will receive instructions on how to book their appointments about 6-8 weeks before the exam date.
Appointment times and locations are based upon availability at the time of scheduling.
For general information and to look up test centers, please visit the Pearson VUE website at http://www.pearsonvue.com/abpmed/
Important policy changes which may affect the 2019 examination cycle:
Candidates with fewer than 36 months of CPME-approved residency training are no longer eligible to sit for the certification process.
Candidates who completed 36 months of CPME-approved residency training prior to 2015 are eligible only if the exam process has been attempted after 2012. Candidates who are currently in the pipeline may continue the certification process through 2023, but must apply and pass both parts 1 and 2 in the same examination year.
All candidates who completed their residency training in 2015 or thereafter must attempt board qualification within 5 years of completion of residency training. If board certification is not attained within the first 5 years, candidates may continue to apply for full certification (Part 1 and 2) for an additional 5 years,
BUT: in the second 5-year period, candidates must pass both Part 1 and Part 2 within the same examination year. Board qualified classification alone will not be conferred.
All candidates must achieve board certification with the ABPM within 10 years from the time of completion of residency training. New applications for examinations will not be accepted thereafter.