The Board Qualification (Part 1) examination will be administered on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Applications for Part 2 administered on Monday, October 7, 2019 and Part 1 administered on Thursday, September 12, 2019 are available. The application deadline for all eligible candidates is July 19, 2019.
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:
2018 marked the last year in which applicants with 24 months of CPME-approved residency training were able to apply for the ABPM examination process. Only active board qualified members who passed case review by 2018 are eligible to continue to part 2 of the certification process through 2020.
Beginning in 2019 all applicants must have 3 years of approved residency training to be eligible to sit for the examinations.
Candidates who completed 36 months of CPME-approved residency training in 2014 or prior and who obtained board qualification status by 2018 may apply for board certification (Part 2) in 2019 only. Candidates who did not obtain board qualified status by 2018 are still eligible to sit for the 2019 examination but must apply for both parts 1 and 2 to remain eligible. Candidates who did not attempt Part 1 by 2018 must apply for both parts 1 and 2 in 2019. Candidates who meet these requirements but do not obtain board certification by 2019 will be granted an additional 4 years of access to the certification process but must pass both parts 1 and 2 in the same examination year.
Failure to adhere to the above policy by the 2019 examination cycle will result in forfeiture of the individual's eligibility to participate in the examination process thereafter.
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.