Delays In Certification

 You have delayed one or more portions of the certification process if you:

  • graduated from EM residency training, but have not applied for certification in the first application period available to you.
  • did not take and pass the Qualifying Examination during the first administration available to you.
  • did not take and pass the first Oral Certification Examination to which you were assigned.

Physicians who delay any part of the certification process may need to complete additional certification requirements before they can:

  • Apply for certification
  • Register for a certification examination
  • Request placement on an Oral Certification Examination wait list
  • Receive a second period of board eligibility

Additional Certification Requirements

  • Complete an average of one ABEM LLSA test each year
  • Complete and report an average of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or equivalent, per year

Additional requirements begin January 1 of the year after the delay in the certification process takes place, and accrue annually until the physician becomes certified, or his or her final period of board eligibility ends, whichever comes first.