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Ensuring the highest standards in the specialty of Emergency Medicine

The ABEM Advantage

ABEM certifies emergency physicians who meet its educational, professional standing, and examination standards. ABEM certification is sought and earned by emergency physicians on a voluntary basis. ABEM certification is an accomplishment in which the emergency physician can take pride. It represents physicians’ highest professional credential, reflecting that they have met an externally developed national standard. Emergency physicians who participate in MOC demonstrate to the public that they are actively engaged in a program of continuous professional development that assists the physician in delivering the highest quality and most current patient care.

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Stay Certified

The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program promotes continuous learning and periodic assessment for actively certified physicians ("diplomates"). Clinically active physicians must meet all ABEM MOC requirements.

Become Certified

ABEM certification shows expertise in Emergency Medicine. This assures patients, physicians, and others that certified physicians are assessed by reliable, valid measures based on a national standard.

Learn About Certification

News

Enhanced LLSA Testing Format

Apr 2, 2018

The 2018 EM LLSA test is now available. You will notice the test has a new and improved look. The new test engine provides enhanced features for physicians, with accessibility on all devices including your smartphone or tablet.

Alternative to ConCert highlights

ABEM Announces Alternative to ConCert™ Exam

Mar 9, 2018

Thanks to feedback from emergency physicians across the country, we are pleased to share an alternative to the ConCert™ Exam.

Steps of Certification

The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) certifies emergency physicians who meet its educational, professional, and examination standards. Certification by ABEM demonstrates expertise in Emergency Medicine.

There are three steps for physicians to achieve certification in Emergency Medicine after completing residency training:

Who is ABEM?

Founded in 1976, The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) develops and administers the Emergency Medicine certification examination for physicians who have met the ABEM credentialing requirements. ABEM strives to ensure that its certification processes are fair, valid, and reliable. ABEM is not a membership organization, but a non-profit, independent evaluation organization. ABEM is one of 24 Member Boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. The ABEM mission is to ensure the highest standards in the specialty of Emergency Medicine.