click here for application and eligibility changes, effective January 1,
Please download Part 1 and Part 2 for the complete application packet for
board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS)
affiliated Board of Certification.
Do not submit your examination fee at this time, as it will be returned to
you. The only fee you need to submit at this time is the appropriate application
To insure the secure delivery of your application, supporting documents, and
receive acknowledgment that it has been delivered to the ABPS, we highly
recommend that you send these materials using Receipt Return Requested, or one
of the overnight carriers that utilize a tracking system.
Please be certain to carefully read the entire Board of Certification
Information listed below.
Submission of an incomplete application may delay the Board√Ę‚‚¨‚„Ęs
acceptance of your application in time for you to take the exam on the date you
At the end of the application you will find a checklist detailing the
items you need to attach to the application in order for your application to be
considered complete. Please review the materials you are submitting against this
If, after a period of one year from your submission of your application,
all of the application materials are not deemed complete and the application has
not been approved by the appropriate board of certification, your application
will become invalid, thereby requiring you to submit a new application and
application fee in order to pursue certification. You must meet the
certification requirements in effect at the time the second or subsequent
application is received by ABPS.
Revised January 2009
Part 1: Board Certification Application