ABPM Steps to Certification: To become board certified with ABPM, applicants must pass both Part 1 and Part 2 of the board certification process. Part 1: A multiple choice/short answer exam. Part 2: Clinical scenarios presented via computer based patient simulation platform. All exams are administered through test centers nationally. Both examinations are available on the ABPM website: www.abpmed.org/pages/exam-info/board-certification. Next.
Select your training level: Candidates with 24 months of CPME approved residency training. Candidates with 36 months of CPME approved residency training.
Candidates with 24 months of CPME approved residency training: Those with 24 months residency training have until 2018 to pass ABPM's qualification and certification examinations. In 2019 only 36 month CPME approved residencies will qualify as prerequisites for ABPM certification. Part 1 of the examination process. Part 1 and 2 of the examination process.
Pass Part 1 of the examination process: Become board qualified. You must pass Part 2 by 2018 to become Board Certified. In 2019, 24 month residency training will no longer be eligible for ABPM Board Certification.
Pass Part 1, Pass Case Documentation Review, Pass Part 2: Become Board Certified - Congratulations! You are now a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Note: Those with a CPME approved fellowship should call ABPM headquarters for possible waiver of case documentation requirement.
Maintenance of Certification: All Board Certified members must enroll in the ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process the year after they achieve board certification in order to maintain certification throughout a 10 year cycle. The MOC program is comprised of four parts: 1. Professionalism. Maintaining an active license in good standing. 2. Lifelong Learning. Average of 25 CME units per year. 3. Cognitive Expertise. Self-assessment examination within the 10 year period. 4. Performance in Practice. Workshops, special interest presentations, self-evaluation, limited case review. Please refer to our website at www.abpmed.org/pages/members/moc for information.
Candidates with 36 months of CPME approved residency training: Candidates must take the Board Qualification examination within 5 years of completing residency training. If candidates do not achieve Board Qualified status in 5 years, they must apply for and pass Parts 1 and 2 in the same year. They will not be given credit for Part 1 only. Part 1 of the examination process. Part 1 and 2 of the examination process.
Pass Part 1 of the examination process: Become Board Qualified. Note: Board qualified status is granted for 5 years. If you do not pass the certification examination within the first 5 years, you may reapply for certification within the next 5 years , however both PARTS 1 AND 2 need to be taken and passed in the same year.
Pass Part 1, Pass Part 2: Become Board Certified - Congratulations! You are now a Diplmate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Note: No case documenatation required. Candidates must pass Part 1 and Part 2 within 10 years of completing residency training.