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Important Continuing Certification Updates

Starting in 2021, ABEM will move to a 5-year certification period for physicians when they next recertify. By moving to a 5-year certification period, physicians will now be able to use MyEMCert to recertify starting in 2021. As physicians move to a 5-year certification period, ABEM will also move to an annual fee structure. Learn more.

5-Year Continuing Certification Cycle and Annual Fee FAQs

Webinar: Continuing Certification Changes (Recorded October 21, 2020)
Slides: Continuing Certification Changes (October 21, 2020) 

Transforming Certification

ABEM Continuing Certification Process

The purpose of continuing certification is to establish the highest standards of patient care and promote continuous learning and assessment among ABEM-certified physicians. The four components of ABEM's continuing certification process include:

Each of the 24 ABMS Member Boards has its own established continuing certification process.

New 5-year vs. Former 10-year Certification 

ABEM 5 year v 10 year chart

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Dates and Fees

  • ConCert™ Examination


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