Moving into the Future: ABEM Will Launch a New Certifying Exam in 2026

Jan 10, 2024


ABEM is proud to announce the development of a new Certifying Exam. The new exam will launch in 2026 in person at the AIME Center, a professional assessment center in Raleigh, NC.

ABEM listened to your feedback! Over the past two years, the Becoming Certified Task Force has completed a rigorous review of feedback and ongoing engagement with emergency physicians, health care leaders, and the public to examine the process for physicians to become ABEM certified. We thank everyone who participated in surveys, forums, summits, and meetings throughout the Becoming Certified Initiative.

The Certifying Exam will be innovative, assess additional competencies valued by the specialty and important to patient care, and maintain the highest standards in the specialty of Emergency Medicine.

  The Qualifying Exam (written exam) will not change
  The current virtual Oral Exam will retire after 2025
  The new Certifying Exam will begin in 2026

Learn more about the Certifying Exam


  • Become Certified
  • Becoming Certified Initiative

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For media and news-related inquires, contact the ABEM Communications Team via email, or 517-332-4800. 

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