Become Certified

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

Am I Eligible?

Applicants must receive ABEM approval as meeting credentialing requirements for certification in Emergency Medicine.

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Dates and Fees

  • Apply for Certification

  • Qualifying Examination

  • Spring Oral Certification Examination

  • Fall Oral Certification Examination


ABEM-certified physicians have the opportunity to obtain subspecialty certification in 13 different areas.

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Diplomate Information Disclosure & Verification

In compliance with American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) bylaws, ABEM provides ABMS a list of new diplomates, including names, addresses, and other information. ABMS provides a directory at, and may also provide the information to other licensees according to defined guidelines. ABEM provides lists of board-certified physicians to sponsor organizations on request.

ABEM responds to individual inquiries to confirm a physician's certification status. When ABEM receives an inquiry about a physician’s status with the Board, ABEM states whether or not the physician is ABEM certified, and provides the certificate number and dates of certification.